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Old 3rd August 2013, 07:50 AM
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How expected it is to see that the harmonisation of driving licences in the EU is another minefield of laws and regulations.

The only thing that is harmonised is the shape and size of the new licence. There are different designs, laws and requirements in each country.

I wonder how many millions of Euros and number of committees were involved in ensuring the harmonised licence is unharmonised.

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How expected it is to see that the harmonisation of driving licences in the EU is another minefield of laws and regulations.

The only thing that is harmonised is the shape and size of the new licence. There are different designs, laws and requirements in each country.

I wonder how many millions of Euros and number of committees were involved in ensuring the harmonised licence is unharmonised.

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What do you mean? What laws and requierments are different?

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What do you mean? What laws and requierments are different?

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Take a look at:
European driving licence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

You'll see the different categories in different countries, different designs and content on the licence - some have addresses, for example, contrary to what you posted.

If you look deeper you'll see different requirement for medical examinations, address updating, driving tests etc.

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To ride a scooter here you need to have a death wish.
Our neighbours have a scooter which they sometimes use to pop down to the shops rather than get the carout.
Both of them (husband and wife) have been knocked off it by drivers who just don't look out for bikes. They both ended up with broken legs. Her leg was so badly broken it was over a year before it was right.
The daft thing is they still use the ******** thing. Some people never learn.
Over the years we have taken holiday's here, and other Med resorts,we used to hire a scooter for a couple of days and visit all the tiny beaches and coves etc, it was one of the holiday highlights, but since living and driving here and seeing other holidaymakers doing the same, I realise how lucky we were not be have been involved in an accident.

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Take a look at:
European driving licence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

You'll see the different categories in different countries, different designs and content on the licence - some have addresses, for example, contrary to what you posted.

If you look deeper you'll see different requirement for medical examinations, address updating, driving tests etc.

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EU states the minimum requirement. As in all things local variations is allowed.

But categories is for sure the same allover

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EU states the minimum requirement. As in all things local variations is allowed.

But categories is for sure the same allover

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Look again at the categories. They are broadly the same but you'll see variations for Finland and Croatia shown and then an additional list for various other countries. The age requirement varies on the categories too.

Rather discordant harmonisation to my ears!!!

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The English driving license is fine but it would be better to issue a European/ international one if you want. in any case its true, getting a Cyprus license its not hard! And much easier for the cycle one! Which you can then use in England or anywhere else

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The English driving license is fine but it would be better to issue a European/ international one if you want. in any case its true, getting a Cyprus license its not hard! And much easier for the cycle one! Which you can then use in England or anywhere else
What is a provisional licence in UK?

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What is a provisional licence in UK?

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The licence with which you learn to drive prior to taking the driving test. When you pass the test you exchange it for a full licence.

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The English driving license is fine but it would be better to issue a European/ international one if you want. in any case its true, getting a Cyprus license its not hard! And much easier for the cycle one! Which you can then use in England or anywhere else
But the 'English' licence is a European one, and the international one is for use outside the EU. If the Cyprus issued (EU) licence is much easier to obtain, that rather proves Pete's point about failed 'harmonisation'.

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