Driving-licence codes

YOU may have noticed that on the reverse of your licence there are codes against certain categories. We are sure that most people don’t take any notice, and/or don’t know what they signify, but you can avoid getting a fine if you are aware of restrictions that you may have on your licence.

The front of the licence is self-explanatory, but we will explain all.

  1. Shows your surname or names
  2. Shows your Christian name or names (sometimes known as given names)
  3. Your date and place of birth

4a. The date of the start of this particular licence

b – The date of expiry of the licence

c – Province of issue

  1. Your NIE/DNI number
  2. Your photo
  3. Your signature, as put on the application form
  4. Categories permitted to drive
  5. Categories
  6. Start date of the original licence (not the start date as shown at item 4a if the licence has been exchanged from another country or renewed)
  7. Expiry date of the licence
  8. Codes. These are what are known as the “hidden codes”
  9. Previous licence numbers

The hidden codes used under section 12 could be:

01.01. You must wear glasses

01.02. You must wear contact lenses

01.03. You must wear safety glasses

  1. You are required to wear a hearing communication /aid
  2. You need a prosthetic /orthotic limb
  3. Driving restrictions for medical reasons

05.01 You may only drive in daylight

05.02 You are restricted to within a radius of x km around the place of your residence/region

05.03 You may only drive without passengers /pillion riders

05.04 Restricted to maximum permitted speed of X kph

05.05 Driving only permitted with passenger holding a driving licence

05.06 Without trailers

05.07. Not permitted to drive on motorways

05.08. No alcohol permitted. Zero tolerance

So, have a look and see what restrictions, if any, you have. If you have a 01 code and have had a sight rectification operation and no longer need glasses, you will need to undergo an extra medical exam, and submit that to Tráfico to have the restriction removed.

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