Category M (special category)
Emergency Response Course
must not be older than 24 months for each application for a learner driving license and must be completed by a Swiss optician/doctor.
Traffic medical examination
- First-time study of over 65-year-old or physically disabled applicants for a learner’s permit
- if there are any doubts about your fitness to drive
are only admitted to traffic on the basis of an aptitude report from a neurologist or a doctor specializing in epilepsy.
simplified basic theory test
A practical driving test is only required if the applicant has not yet reached the minimum age or if the authorities have doubts about suitability.
Validity of the learner’s permit
no learner’s license required
Light mopeds*, electric light motor bikes**
* Category M ID card holders may also drive light mopeds and other vehicles that do not require a driver’s license before they reach the age of 16.
** Electric lightweight motorized bicycle (“Elektrovelos”) with a power output of up to max. 500 watts, pedal assistance up to a maximum of 25 km/h, design-related maximum speed of up to a maximum of 20 km/h: category M from the age of 14, no ID required from the age of 16 .
** Electric motorized bicycles (“electric mopeds” with moped number) with a maximum output of 1000 watts, pedal assistance up to a maximum of 45 km/h, design-related top speed of up to a maximum of 30 km/h: Category M required from the age of 14.
In domestic traffic, the M driver’s license entitles you to tow trailers on vehicles in the special category M.