Driving license in South Korea

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Driving licenses in the Republic of Korea may be attained at age 18 for cars and 16 for motorcycles.[1][2]

Type of license[edit]

Classes Categories Description Minimum age
Class 1 Heavy Passenger Car, Bus, Truck, Emegency Vehicle, Construction machine(Dump Truck, Asphalt distributor, Road stabilizer, Concrete mixer truck, Concrete pump, Truck with boring machine), Special Vehicle(Except for Trailer, Wrecker), Moped(and Motorcycle with engine displacement of 125 cc or less) 19
Regular Passenger Car, Bus with seating capacity of 15 or less, Emegency Vehicle with seating capacity of 12 or less(Only Passenger car and Bus), Truck with Maximum loading capacity of less 12 tons, Moped(and Motorcycle with engine displacement of 125 cc or less), Construction machine(Only Forklift with Maximum loading capacity of less 3 tons) 18
Special Trailer, Wrecker 19
Class 2 Regular Passenger Car, Bus with seating capacity of 10 or less, Truck with Maximum loading capacity of 4 tons or less, Moped(and Motorcycle with engine displacement of 125 cc or less) 18
Small Any motor-equipped bicycles or motorcycles 18
Moped Moped(and Motorcycle with engine displacement of 125 cc or less) 16

Classified in a separate category that is not licensed, but the body can be operated in accordance with state and driving aptitude to limit the conditions under which the vehicle can be fitted. From July 1, 1995 based on a driver's license began, [3] from 24 July 2001 written in the Roman alphabet began. [4] In this case, the characters have a driver's license mechanism is as follows: (Road Traffic Enforcement Rules asterisk 20) [5]

  • A: The automatic transmission vehicles (class 2 license usually limited, in the case of handicapped license and one or a large one kind of license is also usually included)
  • B: Prosthetic
  • C: prosthesis
  • D: Hearing Aids
  • E: Deaf cover and a convex mirror
  • F: manual brake, accelerator
  • G: specially designed and approved car
  • H: Right direction indicator
  • I: Left accelerator
  • J: multi-gear bike ryunhyeong motor (or motor tricycle gear bike)

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