New DVSA Draft Legislation Regarding Driving Licence Acquisition and Motorcycle Riding Test

DVSA streamlining the process to become a lorry and bus driver

On Tuesday 19 October 2021draft legislation was published around the planned changes to the rules on driving licence acquisition and the motorcycle riding test.

If the draft legislation is approved by MPs, the changes will be introduced in the new year. 

The recommended changes are:

  • any candidate who already holds a full manual licence entitlement for a car, lorry or bus who passes a 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

We will keep you updated on any new developments.

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