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Can You Drive a Moped On a Provisional Car Licence?

Can You Drive a Moped On a Provisional Car Licence?

For anyone thinking of getting into moped riding, you might want to work out the legality first and foremost. At Direct Bikes, we sell brand new mopeds and bikes to our customers of a very high standard. However, before you can buy a bike from us we like to make sure you have the right credentials. We get asked all the time what you would need if you wanted to get yourself a moped to start riding. So, what do you need?

First and foremost, let’s tackle a common question. Can you drive a moped on a provisional car license?

It’s a question we get asked quite a lot, and it’s a hard one to answer immediately. If you wish to get into riding properly then you would need to get the right license. To start off with, though, you can drive a moped on a provisional license. The age limit to start driving is of course age sixteen, and you would need to have your provisional driving license in place. Then, once you have that provisional driving license, you would have to go and sit your Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) exam.

Sitting the exam means passing the theoretical and the practical test. These can be done quite easily, and should be something you can tackle in a day. You will have to pass the tests, though, and you have to pass both. You cannot pass one and not the other. This will give you the ability to start riding at a Category AM level. This would mean that you can ride at a top speed of 28 miles per hour. For reference, Direct Bikes scooters all do a minimum top speed of 30mph.

Come age seventeen, you would be able to go to a Category A1 level. This would mean you could start riding a 125cc motorbike with a maximum power of 14.6BHP. These can be either manual or automatic. You would need to again have your CBT pass and your theory test completed first and foremost. Get that right, though, and you can start riding ASAP.

Can you drive a moped on a provisional driving license?

The short and simple answer is yes, you can. Your provisional license would give you the chance to go on the roads of the UK at a limited speed. You would also not be able to carry a passenger or go on the motorway, per the terms of owning a CBT license.

Once you get this right, though, you can go ahead and buy a scooter from our store. It can be confusing trying to work out when you can and cannot drive a moped. So long as you hold your provisional, which you can the form for via your local post office, you are going to be able to start riding soon.

The main challenge, then, is picking from our tremendous range of scooters. Which of the Direct Bikes mopeds do you see yourself driving?


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