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 Post subject: licence queries.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 22:02 
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Location: Treacletown ( just north of M6 J3),A MILE OR TWO PAST BEDROCK
On the DVLA "check your licence site I see that apart from all the usual stuff given to an older driver I'm TOLD "You can drive a moped up to 50cc (max speed 50km/h)" and also I can drive on a provisional ( which if memory serves ) "You can drive any size motorbike, with or without a sidecar" is covered by my licence. So according to this site, I could go out and buy a Moped and ride along endangering all and sundry, or get a motorbike of any size and do likewise. No mention of CBT.
On similar subject, is a discussion SIL ( who's a keen biker) and I had a few times, is that I'm entitled to ride/drive a Quad bike ,even though the gearbox (on a manual one) is identical to that on a bike.

lets bring sanity back to speed limits.
Drivers are like donkeys -they respond best to a carrot, not a stick .Road safety experts are like Asses - best kept covered up ,or sat on

 Post subject: Re: licence queries.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 15:58 

Joined: Fri Apr 09, 2004 14:04
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I'm not sure what you are getting at.

The alternative would have been for everyone with those entitlements and making use of them to have to go and take whatever test was required at the time regardless of how much experience they had. Or some other time and money consuming application process.

Imagine if you had 40 years moped experience and suddenly you were told you needed a CBT? Or if you had been towing a caravan around the country for 30 years and suddenly had to take a trailer test.

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