New riders from 19 January 2013
From 19 January 2013, the following new rules will apply.
Passing your driving test for a moped after 19 January 2013
The minimum age to ride these vehicles will still be 16 years, and you’ll still need to pass your:
- compulsory basic training (CBT)
- theory test
- practical test
Once you’ve passed your tests, your entitlement will be shown on your driving licence as:
- category AM (the European category)
- category Q
If you choose to pass another test first, such as cars or light motorcycles, you’ll receive the entitlement to drive mopeds as well. However, you will need to pass your CBT to ride them on the road (as now). Your moped entitlement will be shown as above (categories AM and Q).
Category A1 (small motorcycles up to 11kW – 125 cc)
Category A1 covers small bikes with:
- a cylinder capacity not more than 125 cc
- power output not more than 11 kW and a power to weight ratio not more than 0.1 kW per kg
- motor tricycles with a power output not more than 15 kW
The minimum age limit for category A1 will still be 17 years.
You’ll have to pass theory and practical driving tests to get this entitlement.
Category A2 (medium motorcycles up to 35 kW)
Category A2 covers medium sized bikes, with or without a sidecar, which have:
- an engine power output not more than 35 kW
- a power to weight ratio not more than 0.2 kW per kg – the bike must also not be derived from a vehicle of more than double its power
The minimum age for category A2 is 19 years.
There are two ways to get this entitlement.
If you you’re aged 19 or over, you can take a theory and a practical test.
If you’re aged 19 or over and you have two years’ experience on an A1 motorcycle, you only need to take a further practical test.
Category A covers machines unlimited in size and power, with or without a sidecar, and motor tricycles with a power output of more than 15 kW. There are two ways to get this entitlement.
If you don’t have two years’ experience, you’ll have to be aged 24 years or over. You’ll also need to pass the theory and practical tests.
You can get this category from age 21 if you have two years’ experience on an A2 motorcycle and you take a further practical test.
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