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Driving Licence Categories A Driver's Guide

Driving Licence Categories A Driver's Guide

Driving Licence Categories: What Can I Drive? A Driver's Guide

This guide has been prepared by Black Country Intensive Driving Courses, and is intended to provide general information to help drivers to understand Driving Licence Categories and to stay legal; whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date, it is not intended to be a legal guide.

For Driving Licence purposes different vehicle types are designated into categories:

Mopeds

Category AM

Category P

Category Q

Motorcycles

Category A1

Category A2

Category A

Light vehicles and quad bikes

Category B1

Cars

Category B if you passed your test before 1 January 1997

Category B if you passed your test on or after 1 January 1997

Category B auto

Category BE

Medium sized vehicles

Category C1

Category C1E

Large vehicles

Category C

Category CE

Minibuses

Category D1

Category D1E

Buses

Category D

Category DE

I Passed My Driving Test In A Car, What Can I Drive?

The simple answer is you are probably licenced to drive:

Maximum authorised mass is the maximum total weight that a vehicle can be when fully laden with either passengers or goods.

This means that you are probably licenced to drive:

This means that you are probably NOT licenced to drive:


This guide has been prepared by Black Country Intensive Driving Courses, and is intended to provide general information to help drivers to understand Driving Licence Categories and to stay legal; whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date, it is not intended to be a legal guide.

Pages in the Law and Documentation A Drivers Guide section of the Black Country Intensive Driving Courses website:

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