Directive 91/439/EEC on driving licences

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Series Details L 237, Pages 1-24
Publication Date 24/08/1991
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Directive 91/439/EEC - adopted by the Council of the European Communities on 29 July 1991 - concerning the introduction and recognition of a national driving licence based on a common Community model.

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This Directive offers the provisions on the introduction of a national driving licence based on the Community model set out by this legal act. Those licences must be mutually recognised. Where the holder of a valid national driving licence takes up normal residence in a Member State other than that which issued the licence, the host Member State may apply to the holder of the licences its national rules on the period of validity of the licences, medical checks and tax arrangements and may enter on the licence any information indispensable for administration.

The proposal for this Directive was tabled by the Commission of the European Communities on 30 November 1988. The European Parliament adopted its position on 12 June 1990, which was followed by an amended Commission proposal issued on 4 January 1991. The Council adopted the proposal on 29 July. The legal act was published in the Official Journal 24 August 1991. The Directive was repealed by Directive 2006/126/EC.

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EUR-Lex: COM(1988)705: Proposal for a Council Directive on the driving licence
EUR-Lex: COM(1990)513: Amended Proposal for a Council Directive on the driving licence
Commission of the European Communities: Press Release, 30/11/1988: The Commission proposed mutual recognition of driving licences

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