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More than half of drivers failed their driver's license exam in 2022

More than half of drivers failed their driver's license exam in 2022

To obtain a driving license in Luxembourg, you have to pass a few types of exams: theoretical and practical. We just recently published an interview about the specifics of obtaining a driving license in the country.

In 2022, the percentage of failures on the theoretical part was 27.2%, 3 points more than the year before. And as many as 10-17% more failures than in previous years of mandatory driver's test practice.

Only 47.5% of candidates passed the practical exam in 2022, which means more than half of the attempts were failures. A total of 6,522 people received a Category B license, according to data cited by the Minister of Mobility François Bausch. But in 2020, 52.5% of candidates obtained a driving license. This figure was stable above 50% in previous years.

According to SNCA, just over two-thirds (67%) of newly licensed drivers were between the ages of 18 and 20. And about 80% of all drivers were under 25 years old.

The law now calls for at least 16 hours of mandatory practical driving instruction before taking the test (compared to 20 hours in France and Belgium and 12 hours in Germany). But it seems that this time is not always enough for the students themselves.

Read more: How to get a driving license in Luxembourg