Results of consultation on changes to the laws on driving licence acquisition and the motorcycle riding test

Results of consultation on changes to the laws on driving licence acquisition and the motorcycle riding test

Dear Colleagues,

Please find below results to recent DVSA consultation:

 

Results of consultation on changes to the laws on driving licence acquisition and the motorcycle riding test

 

Today (14 July) we have published the results and recommendations from the consultation on changes to the laws on driving licence acquisition and the motorcycle riding test. The recommendations are:

  • any candidate who already holds a full manual licence entitlement for a car, lorry or bus who passes a car and trailer (B+E), medium sized lorry (C1), medium sized lorry and trailer (C1+E), minibus  (D1) or minibus and trailer (D1+E) test, using an automatic vehicle, will get both the manual and automatic entitlements for that sub-category
  • that the Minimum Test Vehicle Requirement (MTV) for motorcycles used for the A2 test be reduced from 395cc to 245cc, provided that the other MTV requirements are still met

You can see a full list of the results and recommendations on GOV.UK.

Thank you for taking part in the consultation and letting us know what you think about proposed changes to the laws on driving licence acquisition and the motorcycle riding test.

What happens next

Due legal processes must be followed, and if completed successfully, we expect to amend the regulations in the new year. We will keep you updated on progress.

 

Yours sincerely

Peter

Peter Harvey
National Chair