~ Licence ~
- All the info you need to know -
- Legal Explanation -
A moped is a motorcycle that has the following features:
Max design speed not exceeding 50km/h (approx. 30mph)
Does not have an engine over 50cc
Can be moved by pedals, if the moped was first used before 1 Aug 1977
A leaner motorcycle has the following features:
Engine up to 125cc
Power output not exceeding 11kW.
- Licence Types -
16 YEAR OLD RIDERS
Riders from the age of 16 are permitted to use 50cc moped (restricted scooter) providing they have a valid provisional driving licence. They must display L-plates and have successfully undertaken compulsory basic training (CBT) at a recognized centre. The scooter will be restricted to 30mph
17 YEAR OLD + RIDERS
Those who are 17 and over are entitled to use a scooter up to 125cc. Once again you'll need a valid provisional driving licence, training certificate and display L-plates. You can de-restrict your scooter providing you have passed a CBT without invalidating your warranty.
HOLDERS OF CAR LICENCES
If you passed a car test before 1 February 2002, you are automatically entitled to ride a moped without L-plates and without taking a CBT (although its recommend that you do). If you passed a car test on or after that date, you will still receive moped entitlement, but will need to complete a basic moped riding course before riding on the road.
Your full car licence also gives you provisional entitlement - you may ride as a learner with L plates. You must not carry pillion passengers or use the motorway.