Accompanied driving (AD) was introduced in Luxembourg with a view to enabling learners to perfect their driver training outside of a school of motoring. It also enables the learner to drive for months on end and therefore gain as much experience as possible without any additional fees.
AD works alongside traditional driving lessons provided by a school of motoring and can benefit all learners over the age of 17, including, therefore, elderly drivers. Such drivers must, however, meet the following three conditions:
Having passed the theory exam the learner will then receive practical training from a school of motoring, amounting to at least 12 one-hour lessons, before continuing their training by driving under the watchful eye of their accompanying driver. The latter must have obtained a permit from the Ministry of Transport beforehand, allowing them to accompany a learner driver. The company insuring the vehicle must also have provided a certificate (amendment) certifying that, in the event of an accident, any damage caused to a third party is covered by the third party motor insurance policy in question. There is no charge for this amendment.
The vehicle used for the AD must be of the sort covered by a category B driving licence. A special 20 x 13cm sign depicting a white letter L on a red background must be affixed to the rear of the vehicle to indicate to other road-users that the car is being driven by a learner driver in the framework of the AD scheme. The vehicle must also be fitted with two inside rear-view mirrors.