The Federal Council validated the revision of the driving license on 14.12.2018. The most important changes are the shortening of the phase 2 training, the possibility of driving a manual vehicle with the automatic license and the possibility of applying for a cat. B already from 17 years old.

Here is a summary of the main changes:

Other modifications

Here is a quick list of the other changes that are part of this driver’s license review:

  • People will no longer be able to take the unlimited Moto A license directly. They must first hold category A limited to 35 kW for at least two years.
  • The Swiss categories will be harmonized with what is in force in the EU. Upgrade of the minimum age for the different categories.
  • Compulsory theory course and motorcycle courses are valid for an unlimited period. This also applies to successful theoretical and practical exams.
  • Holders of blue licenses are required to exchange them for a credit card-sized license by January 31, 2024 at the latest.