Hungary 3rd Hardest Country In World To Get A Driving License

  • 30 Sep 2021 12:34 PM
  • Budapest Business Journal
Hungary 3rd Hardest Country In World To Get A Driving License
According to research by online drivers education company Zutobi, Hungary is the third hardest country in the world to get a driving license in. The research notes that Hungarians looking to pass their test must undergo eye and medical examinations.

In addition, they have to undertake a minimum of 58 hours of lessons (28 hours of theory, 29 hours of driving, and one hour of driving exam) to satisfy all requirements.

On the other hand, Hungarian drivers can get a license a year earlier than most countries and the costs are relatively cheap. According to current regulations, one can get a Category "B" license at the age of 17. However, people may start the theoretical education part six months before their 17th birthday.

According to Zutobi, Croatia is the toughest country to get a driving license in, due to their expensive and stringent driving tests that require a minimum amount of learning and monitoring to pass. 

Average Croatian driving lessons cover about 85 hours on average, and it is a legal requirement to have these lessons before you can even take a test.

Croats also have to produce multiple medical clearances and spend more than EUR 1,000 in total to pass their test and obtain their license.

The research notes that Brazil is the second toughest country to get a license in. Before one can take a road test in Brazil, it is a legal requirement to partake in 60 hours of lessons, 45 on theory and 15 practical lessons out on the road.

Brazilian laws also mean that applicants must undergo excessive medical examinations, such as a psychological test before they are allowed to drive. The total cost of all these tests comes to around EUR 250 on average.

At the other end of the spectrum, the easiest countries to acquire a driving permit in are Mexico (only a theory test required, legal driving age of 15), Qatar (legal driving age of 14, costs amount to EUR 35), and Latvia (legal driving age of 16, costs amount to EUR 30).

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