Car (Cat.B)

Why?

Novice drivers are involved THREE times more often in accidents than experienced drivers.

Young drivers under 25 years represent less than 10% of all drivers, nevertheless they are involved in about 25% of all accidents .

Since 1st July 1995 every novice rider (Cat.B - Car) living in Luxembourg must participate in a one-day safety training course (Art. 83 Code de la route).

The Course is not a test. It is just to help the novices to become more defensive drivers . They should become aware of the dangers in everyday traffic and get to know their limits and those of their cars as well as the physical laws that apply.

Within two years of acquiring the driving licence, novices must take this obligatory course in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. You can participate in this course just 3 months after the driving test, however a driving experience of at least 3000 km is recommended.

Learning by doing

The course is composed of a theoretical part, practical exercises, and demonstrations. The duration of the course is 7 hours. The exact timetable is detailed in the confirmation letter sent to participants.

Die verschiedenen Übungen und Vorführungen erlauben es den Teilnehmern folgende Erfahrungen zu machen:

• Self-assessment
• Influence of speed and reaction time
• Stopping distance in an emergency
• Observing and steering techniques
• Safety distance between two vehicles
• Choice of the correct speed
• Braking and avoiding an obstacle on slippery roads
• Behavior and consequences of a spinning/sliding car
• Avoiding mistakes

Languages

The course is given in 7 languages:
• Luxembourgish
• German
• French
• English
• Italien
• Portuguese
• Dutch

The participant should inform the administration of their preferred language when booking.

When?

Courses take place throughout the year, 6 days a week (closed Mondays).

Where?

The Centre in Colmar-Berg is about 20 km to the north of the capital, Luxembourg city, between the N7/E420 and the A7 (detailed map)

How?

Booking is made by phone(Tel. 85 82 85-1) at the 'Centre de Formation pour Conducteurs'

Insurance

Any risk!?


The course is without any risk for the driver and his car! The practical exercises are performed at low speed on a slippery road with water obstacles. There is no risk of accident and the tyres will not be worn.

During the practical exercises, your car is insured by your own Third Party/Comprehensive liability insurance. In addition, the price includes a comprehensive insurance up to a maximum coverage of 7.500.-€ with a forfeit of 375,-€. Additional insurance cover can be arranged for a higher premium.

    Prices:
    Weekdays:  197,40€
    Week-ends: 219,50€
    The price includes a fully comprehensive insurance for the car, breakfast and lunch. A government subsidy of 40 € is included in this price.

Important Information

• Don´t forget your driving licence, the insurance papers, the car papers and the technical control certificate!

• An instructive day full of new experiences in connection with your car is waiting for you. Therefore you should

• be well rested.

• wear comfortable clothes.

Restaurant

Breakfast and lunch ,included in the price, are served at the restaurant "Neptwone".

What about the driving licence?


If you do not participate at this course, the driving licence loses validity after the expiring date.. To extend the validity of your driving licence, complete the form from the Ministry of Transport after the course and send it back, adding the following documents:

• a recent Photo 45 x 35 mm
• a photocopy (Front- and back side) of your current driving licence

These documents, including the application form, must be sent not more than 6 weeks, and at latest 20 days before the given date to the following adress:

SNCA - Service des Permis de conduire
11, rue de Luxembourg
L-5230 SANDWEILER
Adresse Postale:
SNCA
BP 23
L-5201 SANDWEILER

At the latest 15 days before your driving license expires , the new driving license must have been picked up at the counter of the driving licence office (the old driving licence must be handed in).