Austria ditches Turkish language driving theory tests:
Learner drivers in Austria will not be allowed to take their theory test in the Turkish language, the transport ministry says.
A minority of prospective drivers take the test in Turkish, however, it reportedly remains the second-most-popular choice.
Transport Minister Norbert Hofer, from the far-right Freedom party, said the move was aimed toward cutting prices.
“Each additional language for coaching costs the state a five-figure sum that isn’t justifiable,” he said.
But he added that the decision was also intended to be an “encouragement to learn German.”
“It’s naturally a question of costs but also for me it’s essential to clearly establish which languages it is sensible to have the exam in,” he told public radio station Ö1.