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Help with understanding licence

Discussion in 'Motors' started by robi00, 1 Nov 2018.

  1. robi00

    Associate

    Joined: 1 Nov 2018

    Posts: 3

    Hi,
    Just got my Italian DL converted to a UK one and need some help in understanding what I can drive, specifically if I can drive a 125cc or a 150cc and if I need a CBT for it.

    Here is the entitlements on my DL:

    - AM
    - A (restriction 79(3)
    - B1
    - B (restriction 70l)
    - fkpq

    I am confused because I thought honestly I was ONLY allowed to drive 50cc and don't understand how come I was given an A licence ....

    Any help is highly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Will Gill

    Don

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 56,211

    Location: Cornwall & Sail.Number: GBR 3936

    Last edited: 1 Nov 2018
  3. robi00

    Associate

    Joined: 1 Nov 2018

    Posts: 3

    thanks.
    So no regular 125cc bikes right? I don't have A1 on the license, I only have the A limited to tricycles
     
  4. Finglonga

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Aug 2008

    Posts: 1,819

    Location: Stafford

    Category AM
    You can drive 2-wheeled or 3-wheeled vehicles with a maximum design speed of over 25km/h (15.5mph) but not more than 45km/h (28mph).

    This category also includes light quad bikes with:

    • unladen mass of not more than 350kg (not including batteries if it’s an electric vehicle)
    • maximum design speed of over 25km/h (15.5mph) but not more than 45km/h (28mph)
    Category A
    You can drive:

    • motorbikes with a power output more than 35kW or a power to weight ratio more than 0.2kW/kg
    • motor tricycles with a power output more than 15kW
    You can also drive motorbikes in categories A1 and A2.

    Category B1
    You can drive motor vehicles with 4 wheels up to 400kg unladen or 550kg if they’re designed for carrying goods.


    Category B - if you passed your test before 1 January 1997
    You’re usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg maximum authorised mass (MAM). View your driving licence information to check.

    You’re also allowed to drive a minibus with a trailer over 750kg MAM.

    Category B - if you passed your test on or after 1 January 1997
    You can drive vehicles up to 3,500kg MAM with up to 8 passenger seats (with a trailer up to 750kg).

    You can also tow heavier trailers if the total MAM of the vehicle and trailer isn’t more than 3,500kg.

    You can drive motor tricycles with a power output higher than 15kW if you are over 21 years old.

    Physically disabled drivers with provisional category B entitlement will also have provisional entitlement to ride category A1 or A motor tricycles.

    Other categories

    Category
    Vehicle you can drive
    f Agricultural tractor
    G Road roller
    H Tracked vehicles
    k Mowing machine or pedestrian-controlled vehicle
    l Electrically-propelled vehicle
    M Trolley vehicles
    n Exempt from duty
     
  5. robi00

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    Joined: 1 Nov 2018

    Posts: 3

    Thanks!!!
    If anyone else is in the same situation I have called DVLA and they told me I can drive 50cc mopeds without L plate and without doing a CBT test as I had my licence in Sep 2000. I can also drive 125cc but I need the L plate and to do a CBT first in that case. I cannot drive bikes - although I have the A provisional licence - because that’s only restricted to trycyles.