You need a Category AM licence with the special condition 121 to drive a light quadricycle. You may also drive a light quadricycle with a category B licence i.e. driving licence for a passenger car.
You can obtain a driving licence for a light quadricycle by taking the following three steps:
To get a driving licence for a light quadricycle, you must apply for a driving licence permit. You can apply for the permit at the age of 14 at the earliest. The permit is valid for three years. The driving licence permit is the prerequisite for taking a driving examination. You should apply for it in good time before booking a time for the theory test.
You can attend driving instruction either at a driving school or under a driving instructor permit or with a combination of the two. You can attend driving instruction before applying for a driving licence permit if you are a student of a driving school or your instructor has been granted a driving instruction permit and you have turned 15.
The driving instruction for a light quadricycle includes a 4-hour Training for candidates for first driving licences (EAS) unless you already have a driving licence for some other motor vehicle, such as a tractor or moped.
As of 1 July 2018, no driving instruction will be required for a driving examination; however, this is recommended for passing the examination. You may start practising after you have turned 15. Driving in road traffic requires versatile skills. See the ABC of driving skills for a list of skills you should manage to be a safe driver in traffic. See also the driver's general basic knowledge and familiarise yourself with learning materials available online.
Ajovarma is Traficom's service provider. You can manage all application and permit issues related to driving licences at Ajovarma offices. Ajovarma also provides the driving examination services. Booking an appointment in advance with the driving licence and permit services will save your time. Ajovarma's national customer helpline provides advice and service at +358 75 323 9999 on weekdays Mon-Fri at 8-15.45 (price of phone call: local network charge/mobile call charge) and by e-mail at inquiries(at)ajovarma.fi. Click here to book an appointment.
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, and are able to act as a responsible driver in traffic. The driving examination for a light quadricycle includes a theory and driving test.
You can take the theory test one month before turning 15. You must take with you the certificate of the Training for candidates for first driving licences (EAS) if you are getting your first driving licence. If you are a minor, you also need the signed consent of your guardian.
To take the driving test, you must have passed the theory test. You can take the driving test once you have turned 15. You must take with you the original, paper certificate of instruction and examination (E100) in the driving test.
You can apply for a driving licence permit for your first driving licence using Traficom’s e-Services if you have no previous driving licence in Finland or abroad and you meet the criteria for using the service. Read more about the requirements for using the service First driving licence. If you are not eligible to use the service, you may apply for a driving licence permit for your first driving licence at Ajovarma.
You may upgrade your valid driving licence using Traficom’s e-Service ‘Upgrade your driving licence’, provided that you meet certain requirements.
Use of the service requires that you already possess at least one driving licence category and are applying for an upgrade with a driving examination.
Read more about the requirements for using the Upgrade your driving licence service. If you are not able to use the service, you can upgrade your driving licence at Ajovarma.
When you pass your driving examination, you will be given a certificate entitling you to drive on mainland Finland for six months. This will serve as your driving licence when you present it with a photo ID. Keep the document with you until you receive your official driving licence.
The actual driving licence will be posted to your home address within a week of the examination.
Driving a light quadricycle requires a separate licence (AM/121) or a driving licence for a passenger car. As of 19 January 2013, driving licences for mopeds (AM/120) no longer constitute a right to drive light quadricycles.
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