Categories and conditions of right to drive

A power-driven vehicle may be driven by a person who has the right to drive power‑driven vehicles of the respective category and whose right to drive has not been suspended, withdrawn or revoked or who has not been removed from driving.

Categories of power-driven vehicles

 

In terms of the right to drive a power-driven vehicle (hereinafter the right to drive), motor vehicles and motorcycles are divided into main categories:

  • AM (mopeds); 

  • A (motorcycles);

  • B, C, D (motor vehicles); 

  • BE, CE, DE (road trains);
    and into their subcategories A1, B1, C1, D1, C1E and D1E.

    In terms of the right to drive, tractors, mobile machinery and machine trains are categorised under one motor vehicle category in Estonia – T.

Category extensions

 

  • Power-driven vehicles of the AM category may also be driven by a person who has the right to drive any power-driven vehicle or the limited right to drive. A person born prior to 1 January 1993 is not required to have the right to drive or the limited right to drive power‑driven vehicles of the AM category. A person who was 16–17 years of age at the time of entry into force of the Traffic Act is not required to have the right to drive power-driven vehicles of the AM category until 1 January 2013.

  • A person with the right to drive power-driven vehicles of categories A, B, C or D may also drive power-driven vehicles of subcategories A1, B1, C1 or D1, respectively.

  • A person with the right to drive road trains of categories CE and DE and subcategories C1E and D1E may also drive road trains of category BE. A person with the right to drive road trains of category CE may also drive road trains of category DE if the driver holds the right to drive power-driven vehicles of category D.

  • A person with the right to drive road trains of subcategory C1E may also drive road trains of subcategory D1E if the driver holds the right to drive power-driven vehicles of subcategory D1.

  • A person with the right to drive road trains of category DE may also drive road trains of subcategory C1E if the driver holds the right to drive power-driven vehicles of subcategory C1.

  • Power-driven vehicles of category T and machine trains with the maximum mass not exceeding 8000 kilograms may also be driven by a person who has the right to drive power-driven vehicles of categories B, C or D or subcategories C1 or D1.

  • Power-driven vehicles of category T and machine trains with the maximum mass not exceeding 18000 kilograms may also be driven by a person who has the right to drive road trains of category BE or power-driven vehicles of categories C or D or subcategories C1 or D1 or a person who received the right to drive power-driven vehicles of category B prior to the entry into force of the Traffic Act.

  • Power-driven vehicles of category T and machine trains may also be driven by a person who has the right to drive road trains of categories CE or DE or subcategories C1E or D1E.