Driving license class 3: You have to consider this when exchanging
Created: 01/14/2022 13:48
The old class 3 driver's license must be exchanged.
You can find out what needs to be considered when exchanging and what deadlines apply here.
The EU driving license in credit card format has only existed since 1999.
Many motorists therefore still have the old class 3 gray or pink driving license in their wallets.
But these must now be
exchanged by 2033 at the latest
You can read here which vehicles can still be driven after the exchange and why there is no risk of a fine for the time being.
Driving license class 3: You can still drive this after the exchange
According to the legislator, the vested rights rule also applies
after the driver's license has been exchanged
, according to the
. According to this, all driving license holders of the old class 3 are allowed to drive vehicles of the new driving license classes B, BE, C1 and C1E. Vehicles with a permissible total weight of up to 7.5 tons and trains up to 12 tons can be driven - although the drivers were only trained on cars. Another advantage for everyone who obtained their driver's license before April 1, 1980: Small motorcycles with up to 125 cubic centimeters are also permitted. But what are the differences between a driver's license and a driver's license?*
As a result, holders of the old category 3 license are allowed to drive far more than current category B license holders. They are only allowed to
drive vehicles up to 3.5 tons
When does the old class 3 driving license have to be exchanged?
all driving licenses for the old class 3
must be exchanged by 2033, according to the ADAC.
All holders born in 1958 and older must exchange their paper driving license by January 19, 2022.
Those born in 1971 and younger have until 2025.
You can find out by when the old class 3 driving license has to be exchanged using the ADAC driving license exchange calculator.
Anyone who is now under time pressure and has to exchange their driver's license by January 2022 can calm down a bit.
Due to the deadline bottlenecks in the offices due to Corona, the
deadline has been extended until July 19, 2022
Until then, there is no risk of a fine.
Nevertheless, due to the limited opening hours of the offices, you should get an appointment as soon as possible.
(pm) *tz.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.