Types of driving licence

There are different types of UK driving licence and it will depend on what sort of vehicle you are looking to drive that will dictate the type of UK driving licence you will need. To be able to learn to drive you will need to apply for a UK driving licence and initially this will be the provisional licence. You cannot drive on the public roads without being in possession of any type of UK driving licence.Before you can obtain any full type of UK driving licence you will need to take three tests, the first two are the theory and hazard perception test on a computer and the other based on the road. Moped, motor bike, car, lorry, bus and forklifts are some of the vehicles that you would need a type of UK driving licence. Age is also a factor when learning to drive as you have to be a certain age to be able to drive a car on a public road, for a moped with its limited speed then you can drive this at a slightly younger age. This will allow you to be on the road in or on a vehicle. There are certain conditions that state what is allowed whilst learning to drive such as displaying an L-plate, in a car you must have a qualified driver with three years experience and for a bike you cannot carry a passenger.

Types of UK Driving Licence for Cars

The main types of UK driving licence for cars are the provisional and full licence. The provisional can be obtained from the age of 17 years. All types of UK driving licence for cars are provided by the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency). Both the full and provisional licence are in the form of a card the size of a bank card with your photo, address, signature and what type of vehicle you can drive and this should be kept on you when driving. There is also a paper document with further details such and endorsements. If you are learning to drive in an automatic car then the types of UK driving licence for cars differs from those of a manual car.

Types of UK Driving Licence for Bikes

The youngest age to get any type of UK driving Licence for bikes is 16 years old and this can only be for a moped. This will allow you to drive a small bike but no other vehicle. This type of UK driving licence for bikes is in two sections one being a CBT which is the compulsory basic training. The CBT has to be taken before you can ride on the road. Before you can ride a bigger engine bike then you must be 17 years of age. Again a CBT would need to be taken. If you have any type of UK driving licence that is full and not provisional then you can ride a motorbike on the road providing you take the additional CBT.

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