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  Driving and the law
Driving and the law
When can you drive?
Learning to drive a car
Learning to drive a moped, motorbike or scooter
Tax and insurance
What can I drive when I'm younger?

 
Learning to drive a moped, motorbike or scooter
You need to apply for a provisional licence, but cannot drive on the road until you have taken part in a Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course.

With that you can drive a motorbike or moped up to a 125cc engine for up to two years, providing you use L plates.

At the end of those two years you can take a full test, or take another CBT.

Even once you've passed a test you are still only allowed to ride a certain size of vehicle for a further two years, but don't need L plates.

If you're older than 21 you can take two more special tests, called the direct and accelerated tests, which let you drive any size of bike you want - as long as you pass them.


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