If You Have A Provisional Licence
You can only hold a provisional moped licence if you are at least 16 years old.
It entitles you to ride a moped on the road as a learner with L-plates (D-plates in Wales) but you must not carry a pillion passenger or go on a motorway.
Your provisional licence is only valid when you have the DL 196 certificate issued on completion of compulsory basic training (CBT) by an approved training body (ATB).
If you want to ride a moped on the road without displaying L-plates you must take and pass a theory and practical driving test.
You will need to complete a CBT course if you want to ride:
- a moped
- a motorcycle
A moped is a motorcycle that has the following features:
- maximum design speed not exceeding 50 kilometres per hour (km/h) (about 31 miles per hour (mph)
- an engine capacity no greater than 50 cc
If You Have A Car Driving Licence
If you passed your car driving test on or after 1 February 2001, you must complete a CBT course to confirm your full moped rights.
If you passed your car driving test before 1 February 2001 you don't need to complete a CBT course to ride a moped. However, the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) recommends that you do.
When CBT Is Not Needed
You don't have to take CBT if you have a:
- full moped licence from passing a full moped test after 1 December 1990
- full motorcycle licence for one category and want to upgrade to another
- You will also be free from taking CBT if you live and ride on specified offshore islands. However, if you ride across to mainland UK you will need to complete a CBT course.
CBT can only be given by approved training bodies (ATBs) who have:
- trainers that have been checked by DSA
- sites approved by DSA for off-road training
The cost of CBT varies from provider to provider.
- It is set by the ATB, and can be affected by:
- where the training takes place
- whether you bring your own moped or motorcycle
The cost of CBT may be included in the cost of a full training course that leads to a motorcycle test.
Most ATBs offer the loan of mopeds, motorcycles and helmets for the course.
How Long Does CBT Certificate Last
Your CBT certificate allows you to ride on the road displaying L plates (or L or D plates in Wales) for two years.
If you haven't passed a full motorcycle theory and practical test by the end of the two years, you must take another CBT course.
This is so you can continue riding on the road as a learner.
For More Information On The CBT You Can Visit THE DVLA WEBSITE