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CategoryVehicle typeMinimum ageNotes[Notes 1]AMMopeds162-wheeled or 3-wheeled vehicles with a maximum design speed of over 25 km/h (15.5 mph) but not more than 45 km/h (28 mph).

This category also includes light quadricycles with an unladen mass of not more than 350 kg (not including batteries if it is an electric vehicle) and a maximum design speed of over 25 km/h (15.5 mph) but not more than 45 km/h (28 mph).

PMopeds16Motor vehicles with fewer than 4 wheels with a maximum design speed of over 45 km/h (28 mph) but not more than 50 km/h (31 mph). Its engine size must not be more than 50cc if powered by an internal combustion engine.QMopeds16Motor vehicles with fewer than 4 wheels which, if propelled by an internal combustion engine, have a cylinder capacity not exceeding 50cc and, if not equipped with pedals by means of which the vehicle is capable of being propelled, have a maximum design speed not exceeding 25 km/h (15.5 mph).A1Motorcycles17Light motorbicycles with an engine size up to 125cc, a power output of up to 11 kW (14.75 hp), and a power to weight ratio not more than 0.1 kW/kg (136.2 hp/ton). This category also includes motor tricycles with power output up to 15 kW (20.1 hp).A2Motorcycles19Motorbicycles in category A1, as well as motorbicycles with a power output up to 35 kW (46.9 hp) and power to weight ratio not more than 0.2 kW/kg (272.5 hp/ton). The motorcycle must also not be derived from a vehicle of more than double its power.AMotorcycles24[Notes 2]Motorcycles in categories A1 and A2, as well as motorcycles with a power output more than 35 kW (46.9 hp) or a power to weight ratio more than 0.2 kW/kg (272.5 hp/ton) and motor tricycles with a power output more than 15 kW (20.1 hp).B1Light vehicles and quadricycles17[Notes 3]Motor vehicles with 4 wheels up to 400 kg unladen, or 550 kg if they are designed for carrying goods.BCars17[Notes 4]Full licence obtained before 1 January 1997:
  • A vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250 kg maximum authorised mass (MAM).
  • A minibus with a trailer over 750 kg MAM.

Full licence obtained after 31 December 1996:

  • Vehicles up to 3,500 kg MAM with up to 8 passenger seats (with a trailer up to 750 kg). Also covers heavier trailers if the total MAM of the vehicle and trailer is not more than 3,500 kg.
  • Motor tricycles with a power output higher than 15 kW if driver is 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. Able-bodied drivers can no longer ride motor tricycles with a provisional category B licence.
B autoCars17[Notes 5]As Category B, but only automatic transmission.BECars17[Notes 6]A vehicle with a MAM of 3,500 kg with a trailer. The size of the trailer depends on the BE ‘valid from’ date shown on the licence. If the date is before 19 January 2013, vehicle can tow any size trailer. If the date is on or after 19 January 2013, vehicle can tow a trailer with a MAM of up to 3,500 kg.C1Medium-sized vehicles18[Notes 7]Vehicles between 3,500 and 7,500 kg MAM (with a trailer up to 750 kg).C1EMedium-sized vehicles21[Notes 8]C1 category vehicles with a trailer over 750 kg. The combined MAM of both cannot exceed 12,000 kg.CLarge vehicles18[Notes 9]Vehicles over 7,500 kg (with a trailer up to 750 kg MAM).CELarge vehicles18[Notes 9]Category C vehicles with a trailer over 750 kg.D1Minibuses21[Notes 10]Vehicles with no more than 16 passenger seats, a maximum length of 8 metres, and a trailer up to 750 kg. See also Category B.D1EMinibuses18[Notes 10]D1 category vehicles with a trailer over 750 kg MAM. The combined MAM of both cannot exceed 12,000 kg.DBuses18[Notes 10]Any bus with more than 8 passenger seats (with a trailer up to 750 kg MAM).DEBuses18[Notes 10]D category vehicles with a trailer over 750 kg.fAgricultural tractor16Maximum weight with trailer = 24 390 kg. Age 16 for tractors less than 2.45m wide. It must only pull trailers less than 2.45 m (96 in) wide with two wheels, or four close-coupled.GRoad roller18[Notes 11] HTracked vehicles18[Notes 12] kMowing machine or pedestrian-controlled vehicle16 lElectrically-propelled vehicle17Category now deprecated – tests no longer available (since 2001) for this category. Vehicles now fit into category B1 or B.MTrolley vehicles nExempt from dutyN/ACategory now deprecated – tests no longer available (since 2001) for this category. Vehicles now fit into category B1 or B.
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