Previous Type : A

07:39 Jan 14, 2020
This question was closed without grading. Reason: Answer found elsewhere

English to French translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Transport / Transportation / Shipping / Driving licence Colorado US
English term or phrase: Previous Type : A
This appears on a driving licence from Colorado. I assume the type "A" is the one for young drivers (from 16 to 21), but I would like to be sure as I couldn't find info.
My client thinks this is the right explanation.

If anyone has any details about this, I would appreciate.

Thank you

Anne-Lise Simond
Local time: 23:37

Summary of answers provided
4catégorie précédente : A
B D Finch

Discussion entries: 4



2 days 10 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
previous Type: A
catégorie précédente : A

I don't think that this is directly equivalent to any of the French licence categories, so you will need to add a note. It is dangerous to assume, as Lorraine has done, that licensing categories are the same between countries. They clearly are not.
"Class A/B/C
These are commercial driver licenses (CDL) that allow you to operate any combination of vehicles with gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more provided the GVRW of the vehicle towed is more than 10,000 pounds (Class A); any vehicle with GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more or towing a vehicle with GVWR not in excess of 10,000 pounds (Class B); any single vehicle or combination of vehicles that transports 16 or more passengers (including the driver) or is placarded for transportation of hazardous materials (Class C)."

Note added at 2 days 10 hrs (2020-01-16 18:25:11 GMT)

In support of understanding "Type A" as "Class A", note that the text quoted above comes below the following heading:
"Types of Driver's Licenses in Colorado
For each license type there's a corresponding type of instruction permit"

Note added at 6 days (2020-01-20 15:19:43 GMT)

I have now found the following, which suggests that Lorraine may have been correct in thinking that Type A referred to motorbikes:
" In addition to a class, a driver’s license may be endorsed with a letter to expand on the types of vehicles that can be driven by the holder of the license. The endorsements are as follows: • A – valid for all motorcycles • B – valid for school buses • C – valid for motorcycle and school buses • D – valid for motorcycles with engine size exceeding 50 cubic centimeters, but not exceeding 550 cubic centimeters • E – valid for vehicles equipped with air brakes."

B D Finch
Local time: 23:37
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 16
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you! I had found this info, but it didn't fit with the situation. I've finally added a note saying that it "A" might be for young drivers, as I thought this was the most relevant option (which my client has also confirmed).

Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.

KudoZ™ translation help

The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

See also:

Your current localization setting


Select a language

Term search
  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search