Request for a preliminary ruling from the Administrativen sad Gabrovo (Bulgaria) lodged on 31 March 2022 – IL v Regionalna direktsia ‘Avtomobilna administratsia’ Pleven

(Case C-227/22)

Language of the case: Bulgarian

Referring court

Administrativen sad Gabrovo

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant in cassation: IL

Respondent in cassation: Regionalna direktsia ‘Avtomobilna administratsia’ Pleven

Question referred

Do the provisions of Directive 2006/126 1 give Member States the possibility to require drivers of vehicles of categories С, CE, C1, C1E, D, DE, D1, D1E to undergo medical examinations to determine their psychological and mental fitness at intervals shorter than the period of validity of the driving licence, and in this connection to require a separate document (in addition to the driving licence) certifying their fitness? Or does the holding of a valid driving licence for the abovementioned categories also certify the psychological and mental fitness of the driver, as that fitness was determined when the driving licence was first issued or renewed?


1 Directive 2006/126/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on driving licences (OJ 2006 L 403, p. 18).