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What do the codes added to Licence B mean?

Verified 05 février 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Some additional information are sometimes added to line 12 of permit B.

These codes specify your right to drive: administrative restriction, medical restriction, vehicle adaptation...


Code 1 means that you have to wear a driver correction device.

The code for glasses is 01.01.

The code for the lenses is and 01.02.

  Please note : if you are wearing lenses, it is recommended to have your corrective glasses in the vehicle.


Code 2 means you have to wear hearing aids to drive.

Adapted gearbox

Restrictive code 10 means that you have obtained a B licence on a gearbox adapted to a physical disability.

Automatic transmission gearbox

Code 10.02 means that you have obtained a B licence on an automatic transmission gearbox.

Ethylotest (alcohol)

Code 69 means that you have obtained the B licence with the obligation to drive a vehicle equipped with an approved anti-start test (EAD) device.

Permit obtained by exchange

Code 70 means that your licence was obtained through the exchange of a foreign licence.

Automatic gearbox

Restrictive code 78 means that your B licence is limited to auto-changing vehicles.

  FYI : in order to drive a manual car, you have to follow a 7-hour training in labelled autoschool minimum 3 months after the permit.

Camping-car of + 3 500 kg

The code 79 (motor home/motor caravan with a PTAC exceeding 3,5 tons) means that you retain the rights to your licence B obtained before 20 January 1975.

This entry authorises a motorhome of + 3,5 tons abroad.

Trailer Car

Code 96 on permit B means that you can drive a car with a trailer under the following conditions:

  • PTAC greater than 750 kg,
  • and PTAC of the whole, car + trailer, greater than 3 500 kg but less than 4250 kg.

  FYI : to obtain additional 96, you must follow a 7-hour training in a car school or approved association .