The purpose of the driving examination is to ensure that you have command of the contents of driving instruction and are able to apply these in various traffic situations and environments. After taking the driving examination, you will be able to act as a responsible driver in traffic.
The driving examination is taken at an Ajovarma office.
The driving examination comprises a theory and driving test. Some categories also include a handling test, which may be included in the driving test or taken separately.
The purpose of the theory test of the driving examination is to ensure that you have sufficient knowledge and competence to act as a responsible driver in traffic. A passed theory test is valid for one year.
You may take the theory test one month before fulfilling the age requirement if a handling test or driving test is also required for completing the driving examination.
The objective of the driving test in the driving examination is to ensure that the person applying for a driving licence, or the candidate, is a responsible driver who takes into account safety, a sociable attitude and an ecological driving technique. The candidate must be able to identify hazards and assess risks as well as their own behaviour and its effects on traffic safety.
The handling test of the driving examination is used to ensure that you have sufficient skills in handling a vehicle. In some categories, handling tasks are performed while driving in traffic and in others before driving in traffic, as part of the driving test.
For more (in Finnish) about the contents of the handling and driving test, see here.
You may seek a revised decision from the Finnish Transport Safety Agency to a decision made by the examiner. The processing of a claim for a revised decision is chargeable (EUR 50) and enforceable without a separate decision under the Act on Criteria for Charges Payable to the State The instructions on filing a claim for a revised decision are attached to the feedback sent to the customer by e-mail.
You may give feedback on other factors, such as the quality of customer service to Ajovarma or by e-mail at kirjaamo(at)trafi.fi.
The theory, handling and driving tests of the driving examination are taken at an office of Trafi's service provider Ajovarma. Book a time for taking the examinations here.
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