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Polish licence question: theory and driving test? Cost and lenght of the process?


broda 1 | 2
9 Jun 2010 #1
Hi,

I had an Irish provisional which expired. I had a choice between waiting forever to get a full licence in Ireland, or get out quick before the economy got even worse.

I'm now living in Germany. I've no choice right now, I'm basically stuck here for the time being and of course, I can't drive here.

Getting a German licence just seems like a hell of a lot of pain. Firstly because it costs a lot of money, and secondly because I have to deal with Germans, who make everything waaaay too complicated and take forever to do nothing. And I really don't have the time or patience, let alone the money, to deal with all their over-elaborate regulations, laws and bull ****.

I've already had lessons and know well how to drive I just haven't got a piece of paper that says so. Personally I'd rather that piece of paper not be called a "f├╝hrerschein". It sounds like something the nazis used to clean wash their dishes.

If somebody could please tell me what's involved in getting a driving licence in Poland I would really appreciate it. I understand there's a theory test and then a driving test, is this correct?

Most importantly how much would the whole thing cost and how long, on average, should the whole process take?
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
9 Jun 2010 #2
Type in "driving test" in the search box and you'll find countless threads about it.
OP broda 1 | 2
9 Jun 2010 #3
Yeah, saw that, I skimmed through one thread, it was quite long and also quite old. Thought it might be best to get more up to date information, just in case anything has changed.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
9 Jun 2010 #4
If somebody could please tell me what's involved in getting a driving licence in Poland I would really appreciate it. I understand there's a theory test and then a driving test, is this correct?

Most importantly how much would the whole thing cost and how long, on average, should the whole process take?

You'd have to register at an address here in Poland for 6 months minimum, you would have to have documented proof of this.
You then have to have many hours (I don't know how many, maybe 20) of theory and practise, it doesn't matter that you think you can drive, this is the procedure.

Then you have to book a test and pay for it, I don't know how long it takes or how much it costs but I think you'd be better off getting it in Germany.
OP broda 1 | 2
9 Jun 2010 #5
I understand I'll still have to do the theory and practice, that's standard procedure pretty much anywhere.

It's just I heard someone here saying you can just nip over across the border and apply for a licence far easier and that it's common enough for people here to do so.

I didn't know you had to be resident in Poland. So either the rules have changed recently or the guy has better connections than I do.
Oppabnd - | 4
6 Jul 2013 #6
Merged: Polish Driver's License Category B- Theoretical...

Hello,

I have to take this exam. They have a poorly translated version of it in English, but its still a pain to do and one much keep attempting it until its passed.

Does anyone have any braindumps/answer keys to this test?

If so, thanks so much in advance!
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
6 Jul 2013 #7
Does anyone have any braindumps/answer keys to this test?

Doesn't exist, although from the sample test I've tried, it's no more difficult than the previous test.

As long as you know the rules of the road, it's simple.
Oppabnd - | 4
8 Jul 2013 #8
delphiandomine ♂
Jul 6, 2013, 11:42pm Reply Quote #

This is contrary to my experience and that of everyone that has every taken it.

You even contradict yourself from a previous thread: polishforums.com/everyday-life-7/exam-drivers-license-poland-2494 /

.........
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
8 Jul 2013 #9
This is contrary to my experience and that of everyone that has every taken it.

That's because the new test forces you to know the rules of the road rather than simply relying on questions that can be memorised. I took the old test, passed first time with perfect marks - but it didn't require knowledge, only memorisation.

The new test isn't more difficult (I've tried several practice ones) - but you can't memorise the scenarios because they simply aren't available. But they are still mostly based on common sense and understanding of the road - anyone who does the 30 hours of theory will have a solid understanding of what to expect in the test.

As for the failure rates - most people are simply unprepared. How many people bother to go out in a car with someone who has a licence and analyse scenarios, or how many people walk the streets analysing potential scenarios before the theory test? Hardly any. Yet it is by far the best preparation - you need to be aware of the rules and how they apply in real life, and that's exactly what they are testing.

If you're having problems with the test, then you probably didn't get taught properly during the theoretical stage.
Oppabnd - | 4
10 Jul 2013 #10
I think you are not reading the name of this thread correctly. Take a look again, slowly this time, tell me the last word that you see.....
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
10 Jul 2013 #11
Yes. I've been discussing the theory exam the whole time.

As I said, how many walks did you take before the exam? How many times did you sit in a car and observe signs and situations? The new test is designed to test your ability to react to the real world - in other words, applying the knowledge learnt in the theory course.

The best practice for the theory test is to learn the materials that you were given - properly - and then go out and see how the rules apply in real life. The theory test is (mostly) testing situational knowledge - which means that a sound knowledge of the rules and signs will help you considerably.
Oppabnd - | 4
11 Jul 2013 #12
If you are in a car and someone gets injured and you don't have a first aid kit do you A) use your shirt to bandage the wound, B) wait until a first aid kit is available, or c) do nothing?

What percentage of this test do you need to get correct?

What kind of scenarios do you see on this test?

Give us some examples please...

So any non-special (being PC here) members have any experience here?
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
12 Jul 2013 #13
So any non-special (being PC here) members have any experience here?

As I've told you repeatedly, it's a matter of preparation.

Those who listen during the theoretical lectures, take copious notes and prepare thoroughly for the test will find it easy. The test isn't designed to trick you, nor is it designed to be particularly difficult - it only ensures that you know the rules and know how to apply them when driving.


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