Passenger Car

What is a Passenger Car?

A passenger car is a multi-track vehicle with at least two axles, its own driver and usually four wheels. It is primarily intended for passenger transportation. Most passenger cars are road vehicles used in public road transport.

Buses and trucks are not considered passenger cars – they are considered commercial vehicles. Together with the driver’s seat, a passenger car may have a maximum of 9 seats if the design and equipment allow it. The number of persons who may be transported depends on the number of safety belts installed.

The passenger car, including the items loaded on it, may not weigh more than 3.5 tons. To be allowed to drive a passenger car in public road traffic, a driver’s license and vehicle registration are required.