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Just your job?

If you like to drive and talk to people, then driving a taxi is the right job for you. But a driver who transports people must meet prerequisites that are different than those of a "normal" driver. Professional drivers have to prove that they are physically and mentally fit for dealing with traffic. This applies to both a first-time taxi licence and to an extension.

Personal fitness check

The law requires new applicants to undergo special examinations, because taxi drivers bear a huge responsibility for the passengers they transport:

  • The performance examination with regard to working under stress, sense of direction, ability to concentrate, attentiveness and responsiveness
  • The medical examination for ruling out illnesses that will affect your fitness or your conditional fitness.
  • The eyesight examination with regard to visual acuity, peripheral vision, color and stereoscopic vision.

TÜV NORD Mobilität provides these examinations from a single source and a single appointment. Give us a call. We will flexibly adapt to your desired appointment dates. As a rule, you can take all of the documents with you immediately.

Extending a taxi driver's license - under age 60

Even for extensions, the law requires special examinations every five years:

  • The medical examination for ruling out illnesses that will affect your fitness or your conditional fitness.
  • The eyesight examination with regard to visual acuity, peripheral vision, color and stereoscopic vision.

If you are already older than age 55 at the time of the application, you have two options:

  • Your driver's license is limited to age 60 and then it is valid for less than five years
  • If you would like to extend the validity of your driver's license beyond age 60, the same rules apply as for drivers over 60.

TÜV NORD Mobilität provides these examinations from a single source and a single appointment. Give us a call. We will flexibly adapt to your desired appointment dates. As a rule, you can take all of the documents with you immediately.

Extending a taxi driver's license - over age 60

When extending a driver's license beyond age 60, the law requires special examinations every five years:

  • The performance examination with regard to your ability to work under stress, sense of direction, ability to concentrate, attentiveness and responsiveness
  • The medical examination for ruling out illnesses that will affect your fitness or your conditional fitness.
  • The eyesight examination with regard to visual acuity, peripheral vision, color and stereoscopic vision.

TÜV NORD Mobilität provides these examinations from a single source and a single appointment. Give us a call. We will flexibly adapt to your desired appointment dates. As a rule, you can take all of the documents with you immediately.

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