Does re-examination after suspending the driver’s license imply repeating the financial outlay? Find out about the rights that aspiring drivers who want to get their license and current regulations protect.
A mystery that generates frequent doubts among those who do not pass the test to obtain a driver’s license. According to the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT), Spanish regulations offer certain rights to applicants. In this article, we rely on the information provided by the DGT and various driving schools to answer the question: if you suspend your driving license, do you have to pay again to take the exam again?
Do I have to pay again if I fail the driving test?
According to the General Regulations for Drivers, every time an applicant takes the theoretical or practical driving test and does not pass it, they have to pay new exam fees. This payment is independent of the cost of the driving school classes.
But what happens if I have not consumed all my driving school classes?
In this case, driving schools usually allow applicants to make use of the classes that they have not consumed. However, the policies of the driving schools may vary, so it is advisable to consult in each particular case.
Are there exceptions to this rule?
There are some exceptions. For example, if an applicant fails the road test through no fault of her own (such as a mechanical failure of her driving school car), she generally does not have to pay the test fee again. However, the DGT specifies that these situations are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Can I complain if I consider that the exam decision is not fair?
Yes, you have the right to complain if you consider that the failure in the exam has not been fair. The claim is addressed to the corresponding Provincial Traffic Headquarters and, if it is not resolved in your favour, you can appeal to the Ombudsman.
How long do I have to retake the exam?
After failing, you have a period of two years to retake the exam. If you do not do it within this time, you will have to start the whole process over again, including paying the exam fees and taking the driving school classes.
In summary, if you fail your driving license in Spain, you will generally have to pay the test fees again to try again. However, you can use the driving school classes that you have not consumed, and you have the right to claim if you consider that the failure in the exam has not been fair.