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Driving and boating instruction

The Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) is in charge of driving tests, but the tests are held by private companies specialising in them. The instruction covers both theory and practical driving instruction.

Privately owned driving schools give instruction for the driving test. The permits for driving schools are issued by Trafi.

The police may grant instruction permits to private individuals. Such a permit entitles the holder to give instruction only to the individual named in the permit. Some educational institutions also provide driving instruction.

No instruction is required for boating, but good seamanship requires taking responsibility for the safety of people and craft. If desired, instruction can be obtained from boating organisations and various civic institutes.

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Page updated on 21.10.2014

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