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NEW LICENCE

Post by Redmurty » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:11 am

I have finally gotten around to getting a new licence, looking at the back of the licence I see I am entitled to ride.....
AM and A
A1 and A2 is blanked out I can't find what categories they are, anyone with a clue ?
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Re: NEW LICENCE

Post by DavidS » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:28 am

Mine just has a line through A1 and A2 - are they the pre full licence levels?
AM looks like moped and I presume A is full bike licence.
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Re: NEW LICENCE

Post by simonw » Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:01 am

From: https://www.gov.uk/driving-licence-categories
Mopeds
Category AM
You can drive 2-wheeled or 3-wheeled vehicles with a maximum design speed of over 25km/h (15.5mph) but not more than 45km/h (28mph).
This category also includes light quad bikes with:
unladen mass of not more than 350kg (not including batteries if it’s an electric vehicle)
maximum design speed of over 25km/h (15.5mph) but not more than 45km/h (28mph)
Motorcycles
Category A1
You can drive light motorbikes with:
an engine size up to 125cc
a power output of up to 11kW
a power to weight ratio not more than 0.1kW/kg
This category also includes motor tricycles with power output up to 15kW.
Category A2
You can drive motorbikes with a:
power output up to 35kW
power to weight ratio not more than 0.2kW/kg
The motorbike must also not be derived from a vehicle of more than double its power.
You can also drive motorbikes in category A1.
Category A
You can drive:
motorbikes with a power output more than 35kW or a power to weight ratio more than 0.2kW/kg
motor tricycles with a power output more than 15kW
You can also drive motorbikes in categories A1 and A2.

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Re: NEW LICENCE

Post by SteveR » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:00 pm

Always worth checking new licences as DVLA have/had a habit of losing categories of peoples licences a couple of years ago :( :angry:
Even in the face of evidence such as old paper driving licences and newer cards, they refused to back down... I did hear of a legal case the licence holder won out of Court, but with nothing admitted by DVLA...

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Re: NEW LICENCE

Post by Redmurty » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:21 pm

yes I know of 2 people who have had entitlements go missing off their licence. :whistle: Hence my double checking :pinch:
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Re: NEW LICENCE

Post by ollydog » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:06 pm

this happened a few years ago, alway photocopy yer licence or if you have a good contact, lawer or magistrate to witness it
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Re: NEW LICENCE

Post by Gedge » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:21 am

Tick the box that says you have lost the current one..then you can miraculously find it again if there is any difference to the new one ...

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Re: NEW LICENCE

Post by micksea » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:26 am

Gedge wrote:Tick the box that says you have lost the current one..then you can miraculously find it again if there is any difference to the new one ...
I always do this (thumbs)

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Re: NEW LICENCE

Post by Old Git Ray » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:31 am

micksea wrote:
Gedge wrote:Tick the box that says you have lost the current one..then you can miraculously find it again if there is any difference to the new one ...
I always do this (thumbs)
Me too. It's the only proof they will accept if they screw it up.

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Re: NEW LICENCE

Post by Old Git Ray » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:36 am

ollydog wrote:this happened a few years ago, alway photocopy yer licence or if you have a good contact, lawer or magistrate to witness it

steve
Sadly they are unlikely to accept this. A police officer had his licence copied (as is the norm) by the police driving school and the DVLA would not accept this as evidence and the cop had to re-do his bike test.

The DVLA never admit mistakes.

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