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The waiting period to convert your driving license from an automatic transmission to a manual transmission is now eliminated

2024-02-20T14:14:13.230Z

Highlights: The waiting period to convert your driving license from an automatic transmission to a manual transmission is now eliminated. Road Safety explained that it made this decision due to the increasing number of young drivers who initially choose not to convert. The training to learn to drive a vehicle with a manual gearbox is divided into two parts. A theoretical course to understand how a gearbox works and a practical course consisting of 5 hours of driving followed by 2 hours on a simulator. Last year, 28% of automatic driving license holders followed this training to convert their license.


Road Safety explained that it made this decision due to the increasing number of young drivers who initially choose not to


First pass your driving test on an automatic car then switch to the manual gearbox.

This is the option chosen by more and more young drivers who hope to save a little time and money.

And this technique will be even easier to perform in the future.

According to our colleagues at BFMTV, the three-month period to be respected between obtaining the automatic gearbox license and training to learn to drive with a manual gearbox has been removed.

Read alsoWhy the driving license on an automatic transmission is becoming more and more attractive

Road Safety, which announced the news in a press release, justified this decision by “the increase in the number of young people who take the car license”, which is less difficult to obtain.

These young drivers are motivated by the fact that more and more cars are now equipped with an automatic gearbox.

Still others hope this method will save them time and money.

No more waiting to receive the permit

Another development announced by Road Safety: once the conversion exam from the automatic transmission to the manual transmission has been passed, it will no longer be necessary to wait until you have received your new license to get behind the wheel of a car. with manual transmission.

The certificate certifying the ability to drive will suffice.

Also read Driving license: what if we checked drivers' abilities every fifteen years?

The training to learn to drive a vehicle with a manual gearbox is divided into two parts.

A theoretical course to understand how a gearbox works and a practical course consisting of 5 hours of driving followed by 2 hours on a simulator.

According to road safety, last year, 28% of automatic driving license holders followed this training to convert their license.

Source: leparis

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