Notice about driving test in foreign languages


2024/06/25 Tuesday Announcements, Security

The exam will be held in 20 languages ​​from July 1, 2024

The Mie Prefectural Driver’s License Center (Mieken Unten Menkyo Center – 三重県運転免許センター) conducts driver’s license academic examinations in foreign languages.

From July 1, 2024, the theory test can be taken in 20 languages.

Persons wishing to take the test in a foreign language must indicate at the registration desk when completing the procedures.

From July 1, 2024, theory exams will be available in the following languages.

English, Chinese, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Farsi, Korean, Russian, Thai, Tagalog, Indonesian, Khmer, Nepali, Myanmar, Mongolian, Ukrainian, Sinhala, Urdu, Arabic and Hindi.

Type of exam

  • Class 1 license (excluding mopeds and small special motor vehicles)
  • Provisional driver’s license
  • Moped license (English, Chinese, Portuguese and Vietnamese only)
  • Class 2 license

*Explanations for the theoretical and practical test will be given in Japanese.

*If you do not understand Japanese, you must be accompanied by an interpreter when registering for the exam.

For more information, see the Mie Prefectural Police website (in Japanese).

Contact details (Japanese only)

Driver’s License Center (address: Tsu-shi Tarumi 2566)

Telephone number: 059-229-1212

8:30 to 17:00

*Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, national holidays and New Year and New Year holidays.

“Summer Traffic Safety Campaign” to be held in Mie Prefecture

2024/06/25 Tuesday Announcements, Security


In summer, the heat can distract people, and many traffic accidents are expected.

In addition to raising awareness of traffic safety and following traffic rules, each individual should also take care of their health by getting enough rest and staying hydrated, and avoid causing or being involved in traffic accidents.

  1. Period

10 days from Thursday, July 11, 2024 to Saturday, July 20, 2024

  1. Campaign focus

(1) Preventing traffic accidents involving children and the elderly

  • When driving, concentrate on driving, always anticipate danger and drive with consideration for children, the elderly and people with disabilities.
  • Elderly people should understand the impact that changes in physical function have on driving, and drive according to the weather, physical condition, and other circumstances.
  • Slow down around schools and on school routes, and make sure there are no pedestrians.
  • Watch out for children suddenly running out onto the road.
  • When teaching your child traffic rules, be sure to teach them what is dangerous and how.

(2) Thoroughly respect the priority of pedestrians and practice safe crossing methods.

  • If there are pedestrians near a crosswalk, slow down so you can stop immediately and when pedestrians cross the road, be sure to stop and let them cross safely.
  • If there is a crosswalk nearby, pedestrians should always cross at the crosswalk.
  • When crossing a crosswalk, stop once and check both sides carefully before crossing.
  • Check both sides while crossing.
  • Some drivers do not notice pedestrians.
  • Pedestrians should signal to the driver that they are ready to cross by raising their hand slightly, and wait until the car has stopped before crossing.

(3) Thoroughly wear seat belts and child seats correctly

  • Seat belts and child seats protect your life and the life of your loved ones.
  • Wear seat belts in all seats, and when carrying children under the age of 6, use a child seat or junior seat that is appropriate for their size..

(4) Eradicate drinking and driving.

  • Drinking and driving is a crime and you will bear serious responsibility.
  • Even if you have a hangover, it is still drinking and driving. If you feel that you still have alcohol in your system, do not drive.
  • Providing alcohol to a driver, providing a vehicle, or riding with a driver will be subject to severe punishment, along with drunk drivers.
  • Vicious and dangerous tailgating that can lead to serious traffic accidents is also strictly prohibited.

(5) Wearing helmets on bicycles, etc. and following traffic rules

  • All bicycle users must make an effort to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle.
  • Wear a helmet to protect your life from traffic accidents.
  • Obey traffic rules, drive safely, and prevent traffic accidents.
  • Electric scooters that meet the standards do not require a driver’s license, but people under the age of 16 cannot drive them.
  • Electric scooters that do not meet the standards are classified as mopeds and regular motorcycles, so caution is required.
  • Before using an electric scooter, make sure to check the traffic rules carefully and use it safely.

Click here  for an educational pamphlet (in Japanese language only).

  1. Contact (in Japanese language only)

Mie-ken Kankyō Seikatsubu Kurashi Kōtsū Anzenka Kōtsū Anzenhan (三重県 環境生活部 くらし・交通安全課 交通安全班)

TEL: 059-224-2410