In this article you will learn everything about the VKU course (Verkehrskunde). What content can you expect? How much does it normally cost? When do I have to attend the road safety course? Which course topics are covered? You will find answers to all these questions in this article.
We will also keep you up to date on the planned amendment to the VKU law. This is due to be modernized soon.
The VKU is an accident prevention course. Accidents are particularly common among new drivers after their driving test. However, this risk is avoidable. In road safety lessons, you will therefore learn strategies to be safer on the road. You will be sensitized to particularly common causes of accidents and weaknesses in young drivers.
Part 1: Traffic vision and function of the sensory organs
|Develop an understanding of sensorimotor skills and vision; ability to use different gaze techniques in traffic
Sense of sight
Gaze techniques and filters
Development of traffic vision
Gaze techniques in traffic
|Learning videos, group work, presentation
Part 2: Traffic environment
|Recognize different road users and road types; awareness of seasonal and diurnal influences
|Group work, 360 degree video, worksheet
Part 3: Traffic dynamics
|Understanding of driving physics and vehicle condition; ability to analyze complex traffic movements
Maneuvering in traffic
|Learning job with operating instructions/ChatGPT, learning videos, math problem, Kahoot
Part 4: Traffic tactics
|Awareness of driving skills and eco-driving practices; use of defensive driving techniques
Principle: Avoid what is forbidden, obey what is commanded, do what is permitted with caution.
|Experiment, group discussion, evaluation
VKU cost calculator
At the DriveLab driving school all costs are always included in the quoted price.
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The perfect time to attend the VKU course
Road safety lessons can help you to make better progress in your driving lessons. It therefore makes sense to complete it at the beginning of your driver training. Directly after the end of the course, you will also be registered for the exam. So if you
FAQ – Frequently asked questions
Was macht man an einem VKU?
Ideally, the VKU offers you a varied course with exciting learning methods and lots of interaction with other students.
Wie viele Stunden geht die Verkehrskunde?
The course lasts a total of 8 hours. These can be split over two or four days. At DriveLab, the course always takes place on two days of 4 hours each.
Wer muss VKU machen?
Anyone who wants to get a driver’s license for a car or motorcycle. So the categories A1, A-restricted, A and B.
Wie lange ist VKU gültig Schweiz?
The VKU has been valid indefinitely since January 1, 2021. All courses attended prior to this are valid for 2 years. The entire course must then be repeated.
Was muss ich für den VKU mitnehmen?
Everything is taken care of. You just need to take a pen with you.
The course is designed to reduce the number of accidents involving new drivers. It was introduced in 1993 because the number of accidents involving young drivers was particularly high.
Kann man den VKU in einem anderen Kanton machen?
Yes. You can take the traffic course anywhere in Switzerland or in the Principality of Liechtenstein. The confirmation is valid throughout Switzerland and is immediately visible to the road traffic office in your canton of residence.
Was muss ich alles für die Autoprüfung machen?
- First aid course
- Eye test
- Theory exam
- VKU course
- Driving lessons
- Practical car test
- WAB Course