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#1 02-02-07 19:44:32

tmg555
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Question about full motorcycle licence

If someone has a full motorcycle licence, do they have to take and pass another theory and hp test for a car in order to take a practical driving test for a car? Many thanks in advance for any replies.


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Re: Question about full motorcycle licence




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#2 02-02-07 20:13:08

Carl
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Re: Question about full motorcycle licence

Do you know when they passed the motorcycle test? If it's prior to 2001 (or thereabouts) then I'm pretty sure they don't but after that, yes they do as it's a different category of vehicle.

From DSA Website:

You will need to take a theory test if you want a licence for a new category of vehicle, for example, if you have a car licence and you want a motorcycle licence you will need to take a theory test.

If, however, you want to upgrade within a vehicle category you will not normally need to take a theory test, for example, if you have a full automatic car licence and you want a manual car licence you will not have to take a theory test.

Carl

#3 02-02-07 22:35:01

tmg555
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Re: Question about full motorcycle licence

Yes it was after 2001. so i take it the t h p test has to be done


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#4 02-02-07 22:57:04

pegasus
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Re: Question about full motorcycle licence

Hi Carl

Do you know when they passed the motorcycle test? If it's prior to 2001 (or thereabouts) then I'm pretty sure they don't but after that, yes they do as it's a different category of vehicle.

From DSA Website:

You will need to take a theory test if you want a licence for a new category of vehicle, for example, if you have a car licence and you want a motorcycle licence you will need to take a theory test.

If, however, you want to upgrade within a vehicle category you will not normally need to take a theory test, for example, if you have a full automatic car licence and you want a manual car licence you will not have to take a theory test.

Carl

Yes that is correct FAQs under Car drivers confirms the 2001 date.

However any car driver wanting a M/Bike licence must take a theory regardless of when they took their car test.

The reason for this is presumably the, specifically M/Bike orientated questions.

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#5 02-02-07 23:01:13

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Re: Question about full motorcycle licence

Yep, took my motorbike test last year and even having passed the hp as a PDI had to do it all again along with the theory!  Great experience going in again as a learner and even better going for the practical test on the motorbike as a learner! 


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#6 22-06-07 15:42:28

Jimothy
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Re: Question about full motorcycle licence

If you took a bike test priot to 2001 you automatically got category B1 with it. Thus to obtain a full car licence is an upgrade from B1 to B rather than adding a new category - hence no theory test requirement. If you passed the bike test after 2001 all you got was the relevant category A - this adding cat B is a whole new category and requires a theory test.


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