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Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:53 AM

I was just wondering about driver license in your country.

What are the price to get a license in your country

and what does it let you drive?


When i took my license it cost me 15,900 SEK = 2,430 USD = 1,861 EUR = 1,596 GBP

thats only the driver-lisence, in the 60s you automaticly got a bike license with the driver license

Now i want to get a Car +trailer-license thats why i ask which cost 5,200 SEK = 794.83 USD = 608.76 EUR = 521.88 GBP


So what did it cost for you? oh and how old do you have to be? wow.gif

here you gotta be 18 for car, 24 for bike. nervous.gif


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 04:06 AM

That sucks. Most states you get it at 17, some are 16 and I heard like South Dakota is like 14 years of age.

Also I don't recall spending almost any money on my license. Wasn't even 50 bucks. Also, you can get a motorcycle license in my state either a month after or a year after your drivers.


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 04:40 AM

Here you can (or at least could in my day) get a motorcycles at 14. Learners permit comes at 15. Full drivers license comes at 16 with restrictions (no more than 1 passenger. No driving after 11 without a passenger over 21). You can get a hardship license at 14 if you can prove you're family isn't mobile and you have a job (had a friend who's dad had cancer that had one). 18 is unrestricted and is the age you can get a For Hire endorsement. 21 you can get your CDL and various endorsements (hazmat, tanker, and such).

I think my original learners permit was 7 bucks, my normal license was 12. My CDL was 36 with tanker and double/triples endorsement. Hazmat was right around 100 bucks. Getting it renewed (with tanker and doubles/triples but without hazmat) was 65 bucks but at least that will last me til I'm 30.

You don't need a special license here to pull a trailer unless said trailer has a GVW of 10k lbs or more (then you need a class A). Normal trailers can be driven by average joes.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:53 AM

California driver's license costs $32.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:59 AM

Here it's around 30.000 NOK, which is $ 5.150 dollars -that is, if you pass everything first attempt

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:05 AM

It's totally free, if you pass the tests yourself. But if you can't, pay $800 by corruption and get it. And the age level requires 18+.

Shame i still don't have lisence yet, but soon.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:09 AM

QUOTE (jaysteels @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 07:59)
Here it's around 30.000 NOK, which is $ 5.150 dollars -that is, if you pass everything first attempt

What tha f*ck? This is a crime against humanity. icon13.gif

For me it wa around 1000€ for all classes, theroretical and practical exam combined.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:49 AM

Its just stupid how high the prices in Europe are. When you are 16 in my country, you can get the learners license or beginners, you can only drive when theres someone on the drivers seat and has driven at least 5 years without a serious accident. THen when you are 18, you can get the full license, that cost me some 400 euros, plus the DMW that costs some 160 euros more. You can get the bike license at 18 too but then you can only drive bikes up to 600cc, have to be at least 21 to drive anything above that. About trailers, when the trailer and car dont weigh more then about 4 tons, then you dont need any special license.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:27 AM

It's a €105 for the Theory Test + €35 for the Learner Permit, then it's €85 for the Driving Test + €55 for the Driver's License.

€280 in total which is $365.

That does not include the lessons which are mandatory + eye test.
You need to be 17 to get your Learner Permit and wait 6 months to be able to do your Driving Test.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:32 PM

QUOTE (Stephan123 @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 09:09)
QUOTE (jaysteels @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 07:59)
Here it's around 30.000 NOK, which is $ 5.150 dollars -that is, if you pass everything first attempt

What tha f*ck? This is a crime against humanity. icon13.gif

For me it wa around 1000€ for all classes, theroretical and practical exam combined.

wanna know something worse?

Here in sweden the a considering 25year limit for driver license, which means u have to be 25 years old... thank god i already have my main license

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:42 PM Edited by Raavi, 20 April 2013 - 02:48 PM.

€2300 for lessons, €200 for exam. (That's every time you try, so if you try and fail 5 times thats €1000 for exam alone) My boat license was around €4000 total.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:00 PM

QUOTE (Raavi @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 14:42)
€2300 for lessons, €200 for exam. (That's every time you try, so if you try and fail 5 times thats €1000 for exam alone) My boat license was around €4000 total.

Thats insane...so basically everyone who is poor, can't have a license. I mean, you could buy a very decent car for that money. What is the purpose of asking such money for a piece of plastic?

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:04 PM

QUOTE (Sup3rman @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 16:00)
QUOTE (Raavi @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 14:42)
€2300 for lessons, €200 for exam. (That's every time you try, so if you try and fail 5 times thats €1000 for exam alone) My boat license was around €4000 total.

Thats insane...so basically everyone who is poor, can't have a license. I mean, you could buy a very decent car for that money. What is the purpose of asking such money for a piece of plastic?

You mean the boat license? That's including lessons. And as far as the Drivers license goes: I actually think it's cheap considering I have friends who've payed much, much more.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:02 PM

400€ in Greece.
You have to be 18.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:16 AM

16 to get your Learner's (L) plate in Victoria, Australia -- free of charge.
18 to get your Provisional (P) plate -- I believe it's roughly AUD$50
There are two P-plates, a red one and a green one.
You are on red for 6 months and green for 12-18 months (not sure exactly)

There is also a rare blue P-plate which you must apply especially for and is used to drive at night if you have a night occupation (red P-platers cannot drive at night).

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:16 AM

The learners test was about $30, then when I passed it was a yearly fee for about $40.

I have passed my learners and provisional stage so now I have a full license which is $150 for 5 years. They cut that price in half if you have zero traffic fines in 5 years.

I have had my full licence for 2.5 years with no fines, halfway to my discounted fee colgate.gif

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:16 PM Edited by fatal1ty619, 22 April 2013 - 12:45 PM.

Yeah, in the US it is dirt cheap to get a license. Literally, it was ~$35 for the temp, and another ~$35 for the full license. However, if you want your license before you are 18 (at least in Ohio), you must take a class, which can cost anywhere from $250-$600. It gets me a Class D license, which essentially lets me drive most passenger vehicles (anything from my Ford Escort to an F550). Anything bigger would require a CDL, as far as I know. EDIT:Actually, I can drive large trucks, but only for certain situations (i.e. If I am changing residence, I am allowed to drive a 20' U-Haul to move my stuff)

There are no yearly fees, except when you renew the license (every 4 years here). And the legal age is 16, and you can get your temps at 15 1/2.

And actually, most states in the US are 16. Some are 15, some 17 or 18, and North/South Dakota are 14 1/2.


Sucks for the UK...

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:15 AM

When I passed my test (UK in the mid 90s) it was about £30 for the test and that was the only mandatory cost. I had 11 lessons at £25 a lesson plus I paid for an extra session that counted as a rental of the learners car to sit the test (although I could have used any car). So the cost all in was just over £300.

In the UK now I guess there is all sorts of nonsense that goes with it, I consider myself lucky to not have to bother with the written theory test, and my basic license covers Car, Car and trailer, minibus, Van (3t), Van and trailer. And i am sure there is some other stuff on it too. New passers seem to have permission to drive a Car and a golf cart, no more.

Also my brother took his license in France. He had to do a mandatory 20 hours of lessons before they would let him take a drivers exam, including a written test. Those Euro ones are wayyyy more extensive and expensive. I hear some of the scandinavian countries have to do Skidpan practice, night driving, snow control, and I think the spanish have to do a maintenance course as well.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:54 AM

QUOTE (lzw3 @ Sunday, Apr 21 2013, 11:16)
16 to get your Learner's (L) plate in Victoria, Australia -- free of charge.
18 to get your Provisional (P) plate -- I believe it's roughly AUD$50
There are two P-plates, a red one and a green one.
You are on red for 6 months and green for 12-18 months (not sure exactly)

There is also a rare blue P-plate which you must apply especially for and is used to drive at night if you have a night occupation (red P-platers cannot drive at night).

• Blue P-plates don't exist. I'm on my red Ps and I can drive whenever I want.
• Red Ps last for 12 months, green for 3 years. Though, if you lose your license, they postpone whatever P-plate stage you're at, plus add 6 months to it (which is why I don't get my green Ps until September when I got my red Ps in February 2012 sneaky2.gif ).
• On one's red Ps, you can carry no more than one passenger between the ages of 16 and 24 (unless they're a relative). On green Ps there are no passenger restrictions.
• On both red and green Ps, you can't drive powerful cars. Basically, no V8s or above, and turbo-charged cars have to be under 125kw/tonne in power/weight.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:21 PM

QUOTE (fatal1ty619 @ Monday, Apr 22 2013, 08:16)
It gets me a Class D license, which essentially lets me drive most passenger vehicles (anything from my Ford Escort to an F550). Anything bigger would require a CDL, as far as I know. EDIT:Actually, I can drive large trucks, but only for certain situations (i.e. If I am changing residence, I am allowed to drive a 20' U-Haul to move my stuff)

You can drive pretty much anything with a GVWR of 26k lbs or less. That basically includes most MDT's (Think Ford F750/International 4700/Freightliner FL60 and under). It also lets you pull a trailer up to 10k lbs. You can actually drive bigger things so long as they're registered as an RV (loophole for big trucks to be driven on a normal license).

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:15 AM

QUOTE (lzw3 @ Sunday, Apr 21 2013, 01:16)
16 to get your Learner's (L) plate in Victoria, Australia -- free of charge.
18 to get your Provisional (P) plate -- I believe it's roughly AUD$50
There are two P-plates, a red one and a green one.
You are on red for 6 months and green for 12-18 months (not sure exactly)

There is also a rare blue P-plate which you must apply especially for and is used to drive at night if you have a night occupation (red P-platers cannot drive at night).

"Blue" P plates are just green ones that have faded.

A guy I used to work with had one.
At school there were rumors going around Blue means you previously lost your licence. But it's not. It doesn't exist.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 07:53 AM

if i remember right it was something like $30 for the learners permit then $50 for the license. then every 4 years its $50 to renew here in Massachusetts

thats not including drivers ed, some schools will do the classes for free some for a fee... or you can go to a private school but i dont recall how much that was

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 07:59 AM

I renewed my licence in April (on my opens) and for 5 years it was only about $81.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 06:19 PM

What the f*ck people? What are with these prices? I paid almost 300 euros including lessons (37, never knew how to drive before n it was manual gear n sh*t), and license costs included and from the first attempt. Dafuq.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 06:38 PM

300 euro? Damn that's cheap. That's literally 1/10th of the avg. price here.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:00 AM

What's the cost of a Licenses in Germany?
Every car enthusiast from Australia who visits Germany always goes on about how good at driving they are compared to the average Australian driver.
I'd love to know what the cost is to have the average driver a good driver. So many people here absolutely suck.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:48 AM

QUOTE (Happyness @ Saturday, Jun 15 2013, 18:19)
What the f*ck people? What are with these prices? I paid almost 300 euros including lessons (37, never knew how to drive before n it was manual gear n sh*t), and license costs included and from the first attempt. Dafuq.

What the hell, where did you get it? I'm getting the license by fall when I make 18 (of course, if my parents decide to pay it...). The prize varies depeding the area of the country, where I live is over 1000 euro, in the Autonomous Community next to mine instead is about 800.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 03:54 PM

QUOTE (RoadRunner71 @ Sunday, Jun 16 2013, 13:48)
QUOTE (Happyness @ Saturday, Jun 15 2013, 18:19)
What the f*ck people? What are with these prices? I paid almost 300 euros including lessons (37, never knew how to drive before n it was manual gear n sh*t), and license costs included and from the first attempt. Dafuq.

What the hell, where did you get it? I'm getting the license by fall when I make 18 (of course, if my parents decide to pay it...). The prize varies depeding the area of the country, where I live is over 1000 euro, in the Autonomous Community next to mine instead is about 800.

Ah yes, I forgot to mention that I live in Jordan! I placed the 300 euro mark because 1 euro = 0.95 JD, which is almost the same sh*t.

And even in Romania it is not that expensive, I think it is slight cheaper.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:29 PM

  • Provisional cost £50.
  • Had 20 lessons, which cost £360 for the lot.
  • Then the theory test was £30.
  • Then the practical itself was £62 with an extra charge of £20 for renting the car.

So it cost about £530+ for the whole lot.

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 05:56 PM Edited by DAWeeE1, 14 September 2013 - 05:58 PM.

To begin practice driving in Sweden, you first have to apply for a permit that proves that you're healthy enough to even be on the road. That includes a test of your vision which costs between 10 - 20€. The applying fee itself is 24€. After that, the cost may vary depending on if you're also taking private driving lessons, but if you don't have anyone to practice with, like I don't, it won't be cheap. The packet price 20 driving lessons, theory lessons, books and computer tests is 1106€ for me. Then you have the final theory test and driving test which together is around 140€. If you fail any of them and want to redo it, you'll have to pay again of course.





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