Teenagers and Driving

Information on the regulations affecting teenaged drivers in Denmark…

The minimum age for a driving test is 18; however, it is possible to start a theory driving course at 17 years and 9 months of age. Both the theory and practical tests must be completed before a driving licence is issued. An interpreter is permitted for both tests and can be organised by driving schools. In general it is the driving school that takes care of all administrative formalities when applying for a licence for the first time.

Scooters and mopeds

Those aged between 16 and 18 years need to apply for a moped licence to drive a moped on public roads. The driver must pay a fee, have a set number of hours of road theory instruction and complete a theory and practical test. A moped licence allows the holder to drive up to 30 Km an hour. Over 18s do not have to have a licence to drive a moped.

A driver is considered to be driving under the influence of alcohol in Denmark if the blood/alcohol level is equal to or exceeds 0.5g per thousand. This is strictly enforced and anyone caught breaking this limit will incur heavy fines and imprisonment.