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Posted by Point of View - Created: 15 years ago
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Posted by eurokiné-187861 - 15 years ago

Some driving schools will take youngsters thru the Brevet de Securité Routiere which is otherwise a part of the curriculum in "College" for children in french schools. Ask around the local driving schools to see what's necessary in the way of linguistic abilities - I dont remember what my kids had to do in college to get it!

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Posted by mike-179830 - 15 years ago

Then I'm afraid it's no brevet, no scooter...**************
Mike

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Posted by Point of View - 15 years ago

thanks Mike

The girl in question is here in August and will be sixteen on September 4

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Posted by mike-179830 - 15 years ago

See:

http://riviera.angloinfo.com/information/1/drivlicence.asp

In short, 14 is the entry-point for 50cc (but they'll need a brevet de sécurité routière, which - naturally - most Brits don't have, if they're under 16).

So, for practical purposes, it's 16. However, you may find it incredibly hard to rent a scooter for a 16-year-old, and if it's a privately-owned vehicle that is being borrowed, its insurance will almost certainly NOT cover anyone except the insured's spouse and offspring, so may need to be beefed up.

That's France and Monaco. No idea regarding Italy, I'm afraid...

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Mike