Manual transmission/automatic transmission
Driving a vehicle with a manual transmission is subject to passing a practical test in a vehicle with a manual transmission. A 'manual transmission vehicle' means a vehicle which contains a clutch pedal (or a manually operated lever) which must be operated by the driver when the vehicle is to start or stop and when changing gears.
A vehicle without a clutch pedal is considered an automatic transmission vehicle.
For practice driving and taking the practical test, only motor vehicles or tractors with a clutch pedal may be used.
However, this does not apply to motor vehicles used for the following:
- practice driving and practical test for category B,
- practice drive and practical test for category B/E,
- practice driving and practical test for commercial passenger transport for category B,
- practice driving and practical test for category B in connection with the controlling driving test.
The police can also decide that a driving license can only be issued for a motor vehicle or tractor without a clutch pedal. In such cases, the practical driving lessons must be completed and the practical test taken in a motor vehicle or tractor without a clutch pedal.
If the applicant passes the practical driving test in a motor vehicle with automatic transmission, this is stated on the driving license issued on the basis of the test. Driving licenses containing this information can only be used for driving vehicles with automatic transmission.
If, after passing the practical test in a motor vehicle with an automatic transmission, the applicant wishes to drive a motor vehicle with a manual transmission, the applicant must pass the practical test for the relevant category in a motor vehicle with a manual transmission.