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Driving license in Turkey for foreigners is obtained for many reasons: there are those who need the license for tourism and exploration of Turkish cities, and there are those who need it for the conditions of their work, and there are those who need it for the conditions of their residence or study, and therefore many take the driving test that qualifies you to obtain the driving license in Turkey for foreigners, which necessarily involves a practical driving exam.
The exam for obtaining a driving license in Turkey for foreigners is divided into two parts: the theoretical part and the practical part.
Applicants for obtaining a driving license in Turkey for foreigners must pass the practical driving test before they can apply for the practical training and the practical driving exam in Turkey.
If you have passed the theoretical driving exam, where you got 70% or more, then you are now qualified for the practical driving training, preparing for the practical and final exam that, if passed, will allow you to obtain a valid driving license in Turkey.
Practical driving training in Turkey:
The driving school in which you took the practical exam will give you the choice, between taking practical driving lessons, if you need these lessons, or being satisfied with two hours of training in preparation for the practical driving exam, if you are good at driving and do not need training and learning to drive.
Prices for driving training and practical exam:
The prices for the practical driving training exam and the exam itself vary from one driving school to another, and the average prices are:
Training hour: 65 liras per hour
Exam fee: 115 liras
times for the practical driving exam training:
The driving school provides you with the opportunity to choose the appropriate times for you for practical exercises, and the timing available for training is often from 9 am to 5 pm.
Practical lessons steps:
Training for the practical driving exam in Turkey includes five main positions:
- First: mastery of going backwards between the two lines and not deviating from one of them.
- Second: Mastering the car row in the form of the English letter (L).
- Third: Mastering the row of the car between two cars in a horizontal manner.
- Fourth: mastering the sudden stop of the car.
- And finally: mastering stopping the car at a turn, and moving again from the beginning without the car sliding backward.
Part of the practical exam for driving in Turkey is the necessity of memorizing the names of some of the main parts in the vehicle, such as: the motor, the motor cooler, the battery and others, of course, in addition to having a first aid kit, and some basic tools that you must have in the vehicle.
These previous steps must be practiced repeatedly, until you master them completely.
When you are ready for the practical driving test:
The driving school will set a date for you to conduct a medical examination, and it is often a simple medical examination aimed at making sure that you are safe from any impediment to the examination of your vision accuracy.
Then the driving school will set the date for your practical driving test (the exact day and time), and the practical driving exam is often two or three weeks after the theoretical exam.
Requirements and preparations for the practical exam of the driving license in Turkey for foreigners:
You will be tested by a panel of three people, and the exam will be on the same track that you were trained on at the driving school.
Also, You will often have an instructor from the driving school you were training at, as well as two from the government’s oversight committee.
The duration of the exam is about 35 minutes, and you must come 20 minutes before your appointment.
You must take with you to the exam your residence permit (complete), the paper that you have received from the driving school, and it contains your photo, the date of your exam, the teacher who will test you, and the number of the vehicle in which you will be tested.
The examiner will take a live picture of you before the exam to confirm your identity. If you pass, the examiner will tell you as soon as you have finished that you have passed the exam. If you fail, you do not complete the exam and one of the examinees will drive for you, and take the car back to the starting point.
Some errors that lead to the trainee failing immediately in the practical exam of the driving license in Turkey for foreigners:
The driver did not fasten the seat belt.
If the driver is drunk.
If the driver does not check the mirrors before setting off.
If the driver moves the car quickly and without control.
If the driver cannot control the car when changing the gears.
If the car is in motion and the driver stops looking at the road and looks at the gearbox when changing it.
If the driver cannot control the car.
If the driver does not drive the vehicle in the lane specified for it and drives it between two lanes.
If the driver does not inspect the mirrors before changing the lane of the vehicle.
If the driver does not give a signal before changing the path of the vehicle.
If the driver unbuckles the seat belt while driving.
If the driver does not slow down when near a roundabout.
If the driver does not give a signal before crossing the roundabout.
If the driver does not observe vehicles coming from the side or the opposite end when crossing the roundabout.
If the driver does not apply the traffic rules in the right of way to cross cars.
In the event that you pass the exam, you will be ready to receive your driving license in Turkey for foreigners, after doing some paperwork, and in case you fail, you will need to take another appointment for the exam again, and you will pay the fees for the practical exam again (115 liras).
For more information about the theoretical driving exam in Turkey, you can see the following article:
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