Category B Drivers Licence
Category B Drivers Licence – In order to drive motor vehicles with a maximum authorised mass of 3,500 kg and no more than eight passengers, drivers must possess a Category B drivers license.
There are also motor-driven quadricycles in this category.
Obtaining a category B license before January 1, 1989 is also valid for category BE.
Is your vehicle capable of towing a trailer?
Drivers with a category B driving license without the code 96 are allowed to combine a category B vehicle with a trailer not exceeding 750 kg. As long as the combined maximum authorised mass of the trailer and the truck does not exceed 3,500 kg, a category B licence is sufficient. If you do not have a specific driver’s license, you will need one.
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Is it possible to drive a category B moped or scooter when you have a category AM license?
Two years after obtaining your category B licence, you can drive a motorcycle or scooter of 125 cc maximum, with a maximum power/weight ratio of 0.1 kW per kg, and with a maximum power/weight ratio of 11 kW (15 hp), as long as you have attended four hours of driver training at an accredited driving school. Then there will be no practical test or theory test to take.
You are not required to attend training if your license was issued before 1st May 2011, although it is highly recommended. Driving lessons are available at driving schools and at ongoing training centers.
This licence system (category A1 with category B) only works in Belgium. Driving in other countries requires a full category A1 licence.
The power and engine capacity of your motorcycle or scooter are not limited if you obtained your category B licence before 1988. We recommend, however, attending a motorcycle training course at a driving school or ongoing motorcycle training center for safety reasons.
Before you can obtain your driving license, you must pass a theory test.
In order to prepare for the driving test, you can attend an accredited driving school or hire a private trainer.
Test questions consist of 50 multiple-choice answers. A minimum score of 41 points out of 50 is required for passing.
If you answer a question incorrectly, you lose 1 point, except if you answer a question about an offence of the 3rd degree (doing a U-turn on a motorway). Exceeding the authorised maximum speed loses you 5 points. Therefore, making two serious mistakes will end the test and result in failure
There is now a new education appointment book available
Once he passes the theory test after 30/06/2018, he must attend a learning appointment with his guide(s) before continuing to learn to drive privately.
A private instructor will attend this education appointment, as well as a test taker. During the learning appointment, the test taker and private instructor(s) must meet in order to begin private driver training on public roads.
There are three hours of e-learning offered by AWSR, BTI Belgium, Conduct Belgium, and Go For Drive (AWSR, BTI Belgium, Conduct Belgium).
A 5-year certificate will be given to the person taking the test and the private instructor upon completion of the appointment. At the time of the practical test, both certificates must be valid (those issued by the student and the private instructor). More than one person may take the test with a private instructor’s certificate.
A provisional driving licence must be issued at least three months after the certificate of attendance at a learning appointment was issued.
The test taker must cover at least 1,500 kilometers during his/her driver training period and complete the logbook in the Road Book while holding a provisional licence (18 months and 36 months). Only the kilometres covered after the learning appointment will be counted for holders of a provisional license valid for 36 months.
An assessment of risk perception (RPT)
In order to take the practical test, you must pass the risk perception test.
It measures your ability to recognize risk situations in varying traffic conditions through a computer-based test.
Your computer plays a video sequence. Suppose you’re driving. Whenever you see a risk, click on it.
An external risk is something that forces you to adjust your speed, change directions, sound your horn, etc.
You will be asked to identify 10 risks across five films during the test. There are films with 0, 1, 2, and 3 risks. You are allowed to click ten times. A correctly identified risk is worth 1 point. The number of incorrect clicks is -1. After 10 clicks, the test ends.
A minimum of 6/10 is required to pass.
It costs 15 euros to take the risk perception test.
Technical driving ability test
A technical driving ability test must be passed before you can take your final practical test.
Passing your theory and risk perception tests is a prerequisite.
During the test, you will be able to choose the location.
The test will require you to:
Your vehicle’s technical inspection will be simplified by the examiner;
Driving on the road for 30 minutes is assessed;
A series of maneuvers are performed on public roads, including a 3-point turn, stopping on the left or right of the road, reversing straight, and parking parallel to the road.
Tests of technical driving ability cost 60 euros.
Taking practical driver training at an accredited driving school or on your own is the best way to prepare for the practical test.
The theory test must have been passed within the last three years or you must be exempt and have passed the risk perception test.
For candidates who passed their first theory test under this category after 30/06/2018 and continued to learn to drive privately, the candidate must attend the learning appointment for a minimum of three months with the private instructor listed on the provisional license before taking the practical test.
From 1st July 2018, the practical test will include a number of new features:
Taking a self-assessment
The purpose of this test, conducted by computer before your test, is to determine how skilled you are after your driver training. Skills are listed on the screen. For each statement, you have to score yourself from 1 to 5 (very good) based on the level you believe you have reached after learning to drive. You will not be affected by the results of this assessment. You will be able to see your results after the test has been completed. Having an objective for the debriefing will help it become more effective.
Streamline your test day by completing your self-assessment at home.
Introducing new maneuvers
You will be required to perform two manoeuvres on public roads during your test. There are two types of stopping on the highway: mandatory and optional. A random manoeuvre is chosen for the second:
Taking a three-point turn;
Going forward, parking perpendicular to the road;
Reverse parallel parking on the roadway.
For your driving test, you will be required to drive on public roads for ten minutes using traffic signals and signs alone without any guidance from the examiner. It is the examiner’s responsibility to intervene if there are no signs or signals. This part of the test will be explained to you by the examiner.
Your test is subject to the conditions in effect on the date of the test.
DRIVER’S SCHOOL ACCREDITED
WE ARE DIRECTLY ACCESSIBLE
Lessons learned through practical experience
Twenty hours are required
Training for basic drivers is possible for six hours
Thirty hours are required
Provisional license age
It is 1833
A practical test must be taken by a minimum age
It is 1833
The 18th century
Training period for drivers
Between three and eighteen months*
Between 3 and 36 months*
*12-month provisional driving license
Within 3 years of expiring your provisional driving licence (18 or 36 months), you can obtain a new provisional driving licence with a private instructor, valid for 12 months (PCP M12).
The conditions are
The driving school must have provided you with six hours of practical instruction.
Only one provisional licence can be requested for PCP M12.
/! Driver training undertaken under the previous PCP will be taken into account when calculating the driver training period for the category M12 licence (art. 8 RD 2006.*).
*Nevertheless, for the person taking the test whose reference theory is after 1st July 2018, the only part taken into consideration as driver training under PCP-M36 or PCP-M12 is the time from which the person had a certificate demonstrating attendance at a learning appointment.
Lists of documents you mustn’t forget to bring with you:
All documents must be the originals and be valid.
If you are missing any documents, the test will not take place and you will automatically be charged an administrative fee of € 25.
Identity card out of date? The test will take place on condition that if you have the out-of-date identity card with you and can present a receipt issued by your local council offices proving you have applied for renewal. The application for a provisional driving licence and/or full driving licence will be retained in the database at the examination centre and will only be issued on presentation of a valid identity card. Without the receipt, the test will not take place.