Check List


The owner is responsible for ensuring that legal aspects of the car are in order.

The driver is responsible for ensuring the attention of safety-related features of the car are in order, working properly and fulfilling legal requirements, particularly the steering, brakes, and lights.



Check List in Technical terms

This is information for:




The theory test lasts 20 minutes - including questions about the technical issues of the vehicle

The practical test 30 minutes including Questions from this Check List

Therefore - do not forget to learn these issues by heart!

If the Expert (teacher or police) does not ask about anything - then you start driving immediately.

If you can not answer these questions satisfactorily, then the driving test will not be completed.

The following guidelines have been prepared based on the guidance provided in the lesson plan.

Main headlights (high beams)


2 - 4 or more symmetrical white or yellowish lights.

Has to illuminate the road at least 100 m ahead.     



The steering must function easily, safely and quickly. There must be no noticeable free play (See below) in the steering system itself or generally in any of the related parts.


The wheels must precisely follow the movements of the steering wheel.


Movement of the steering wheel must not encounter any uneven resistance, or cause any Inappropriate sounds

The steering must be "self-centering" - means: Straighten up by itself after a turn.

Free play in the steering wheel


"(Free) play"  is the distance you can turn the steering wheel without the wheels are moving.

There must not be any free play in the steering wheel of new cars.


Old cars with classic steering are allowed to have 5 cm of free play.


Checking / measuring free play in the steering wheel


Cars with power-assisted steering must have the engine running.


Make sour the front wheels are pointing forwards, as for driving straight ahead.


Roll down the window of the left front door.

Get out of the car and turn the steering wheel - through the window - left and right.

Observe the front wheels when you do this.

If you can turn the steering wheel without the wheels are moving, there is free play in the steering system - that is not permitted.


The engine and the exhaust system


The surface of the engine has to be clean and no leak of oil or other liquids.


The engine must not produce any unnecessary smoke or noise.

The exhaust system must have no holes or leaks

- otherwise, there may be a danger of carbon monoxide poisioning

You must point out / explain the following


Oil dipstick and topping up the oil.

Oil level: between "min." "max." marks.


Power-assisted-steering fluid container and pump.

Fluid level: between "min."  "max."marks


Cooling liquid (radiator fluid). Fluid level: between "min." "max." marks.


Brake fluid container. fluid level: between "mine."  "max."marks.


Windscreen-cleanser liquid container. Must always contain liquid.


Drive belt.


Types of tires


You need to know the different types: radial, cross-ply, summer, winter, off-road, and so on.


The car must have the same type of tires on all four wheels.


The car must have the same brand and size of tires on the same axle.


The main tread pattern must be the least 1.6 mm deep.


Some tires having a directional tread pattern with arrows - and must be mounted so the arrows are pointing forwards.

Studded tires are permitted from 1th of November to 15th of April.

Tires and wheel rims


Tires and wheel frames must be undamaged.


The tires must not have any cracks or be damaged in any way.


The tire pressure must be correct - as indicated by the carmaker.


Information on correct tire pressure in the car user's manual or at the petrol station.



License for category B


You are allowed to drive with the following vehicles:


Car with 9 seats incl. driver


Vans and trucks with gross vehicle weight up to 3,500 kg


Collecting and power tools


Cabin Scooter


Preview of max. 750 kg


Trailer Exceeding 750 kg if the total gross combination does not exeed 4.250 kg and the trailer weight does not exceed the car weight of 50 kg or more.


Registrated mopeds exceed

Shock absorber system


The shock absorbers must work on all four wheels.

The car must settle into place at once after the car forcefully has been pushed downwards (above the shock absorber) - no bouncing.


Likewise, the car must settle into place firmly after braking hard - no bounching.

Dipped mean headlights (low beams)


2 - white or yellowish light

Has to illuminate the road at least 30 m ahead without dazzling.                 

Must be asymmetrical to the right and dipped 1 %.


Means - over a distance of 10 m, the beam must have a fall of 10 cm. 

Parking light - Side marking (position) lights 


2 - white or yellowish lights.


Must be clearly visible at a distance of 300 m.

Rear lights - Taillights


2 - red light.

Must be clearly visible from a distance of 300 m.

Braking (stop) lights

3 - red lights, mounted on the back of the car.


The braking lights must be much brighter than the rear lights.

Number plate (license plate) light


At least 1 - white light to be screened to prevent it from dazzling.

Lightning up the number plate so it can be read at least a distance of 20 m.



2 red reflectors.

They are not an allowed two be triangular.




The horn must beep with a clear and constant tone. If there are multiple tones, They must sound at the same time.


Signalling apparatus

Indicator lights (turn signal)


6 yellow indicator lights - 2 in front, 2 in back, 2 on the side.


Must flash between 60 and 120 times per minute.

(1 to 2 times a sec.)


Indicator lamp control and / or sound signal inside the car.


It must be possible activate all 6 indicator lights at once, as hazard lights.

Has to be so bright that it can be seen in strong sunshine.




The car must be equipped with 3 brakes


1. Footbrake (the regular operating brake)


2. Emergency brake

3. Hand brake

How to check the footbrake / Emergency brake


The footbrake must have 1 cm of free play - means can easily be pressed down 1 cm - before it starts two brakes the car.


The maximum halfway down the brake must be hard and firm.

The brake pedal must be fitted with a non-slip surface


Emergency brake

The emergency brake is the one circuit of a braking system that still works after the other system are broken down,


If the brake pedal can  be pressed further down than half way - but still feels firm and hard - that is the emergency brake.


You are allowed to drive to the nearest garage -  or nearest exit on a motorway with the emergency brake.


The emergency brake can also be the handbrake in old cars - that only have one braking system.


The footbrake is hydraulic - that is:  Have pressurized fluid in tubes or hoses.


The footbrake must work on all wheels and make the car slow down and stop the car, safely, and efficient at any speed, and at any load.


Handbrake (parking brake)

The handbrake must be mechanical and work by affecting at least 2 wheels - front or to the rear.


The handbrake must-have free progression upwards and to maintain a brake tension.


The handbrake must hold the car in place on a slope or inclined road.


Special equipment

The car must be fitted with safety belts on all seats.


The safety belts must be approwed.


windscreen (windshield)

Must be kept

clean with a washer-wiper system and cleaning fluid that  works automatically.


The car must be fitted with an approwed system that prevents theft.


The car should have an approwed warning triangle, have to be used if the car breaks down in a place where its presents  a danger two others, or where stopping and parking are forbidden.

To the tests

Remember to bring your application (ansøgning om kørekort)

Valid passport with or temporary license

Yellow cart (CPR. cart)

Lessons plan (only beginners)

Good luck with your test!


Vacuum-assisted brake system / power brakes (vacuum booster)


The footbrake is equipped with a vacuum booster. 

Means: Demands only light pressure on the brake pedal.

Checking the Vacuum Booster .:

Press on the foot brake hard and then start the engine -

The brake pedal must then sink a little

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