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#1 07-01-15 07:12:04

la.monikita
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17 year old bike licence

I guess someone will know the answer to my question. Asking here is the fastest way to find out.

1) Does someone need to take the theory test if the have held a bike licence for 17 years? It's an upgrade to a B, but the 17 years part makes me wonder.

2) Also " the new driver act" does it apply to him, if so, and if the offence happened would A be lost with B?

Remember asking an examiner once...he did not know.


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#2 07-01-15 07:21:08

MGM
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Re: 17 year old bike licence

1) Don't know.

2) No, it only applies for two years after passing your first test.

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#3 07-01-15 09:30:21

pegasus
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Re: 17 year old bike licence

Hi

DVSA wrote:

Great Britain licence holders
You usually need to take the theory test before you can get your first full car or motorcycle driving licence.

There are 2 exceptions.

You don’t need to take the car theory test if you hold a B1 licence (3 or 4-wheeled light vehicle).

If you hold a full moped licence issued after 1 July 1996 following a test you don’t need to take the motorcycle theory test.

Adding new categories to your licence

You’ll need to take another 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’ll need to take the motorcycle theory test before taking the motorcycle practical test.

You won’t normally need to take a theory test if you want to upgrade within a vehicle category.

For example, if you have a full automatic car licence and you want a manual car licence you won’t have to take a theory test.

So did he he pass at a time which gave him a B1 on his licence, I seem to remember that the cut of date for bike licences getting an exemption for the car theory was sometime around Jan 2000 or 2001.

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#4 07-01-15 12:38:13

la.monikita
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From: SE LONDON / KENT
Registered: 12-03-05
Posts: 3,064

Re: 17 year old bike licence

pegasus wrote:

Hi

DVSA wrote:

Great Britain licence holders
You usually need to take the theory test before you can get your first full car or motorcycle driving licence.

There are 2 exceptions.

You don’t need to take the car theory test if you hold a B1 licence (3 or 4-wheeled light vehicle).

If you hold a full moped licence issued after 1 July 1996 following a test you don’t need to take the motorcycle theory test.

Adding new categories to your licence

You’ll need to take another 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’ll need to take the motorcycle theory test before taking the motorcycle practical test.

You won’t normally need to take a theory test if you want to upgrade within a vehicle category.

For example, if you have a full automatic car licence and you want a manual car licence you won’t have to take a theory test.

So did he he pass at a time which gave him a B1 on his licence, I seem to remember that the cut of date for bike licences getting an exemption for the car theory was sometime around Jan 2000 or 2001.

Thank you MGM and Pegasus. Not sure about the B1 as I have not met him yet.


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#5 07-01-15 19:25:02

MGM
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Registered: 24-10-11
Posts: 861

Re: 17 year old bike licence

Having had a few hours to think about it ...

The individual will lose ALL of his entitlements. His licence is revoked, and he must apply for a new provisional and start all over again.

I guess the vast majority of offenders to whom this applies will have only A or B entitlements, and a few with both. Very few or none with any other entitlements.

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#6 07-01-15 21:02:33

Mentor
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Re: 17 year old bike licence

Don't think that is correct. If he holds a full licence in cat A, the new drivers act does not apply to cat B if two years have elapsed since passing the first category.

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#7 07-01-15 22:28:48

MGM
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Registered: 24-10-11
Posts: 861

Re: 17 year old bike licence

Mentor wrote:

Don't think that is correct. If he holds a full licence in cat A, the new drivers act does not apply to cat B if two years have elapsed since passing the first category.


That's right: I was responding to the OP's "and if it did" question. wink

So, if you screw up within two years of your first test you lose all entitlements and have to start again. After that, the Act doesn't apply to you at all.

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