Licences and Vehicles

A lot going on in this section - use the following to get you straight to the place you want!

Licence categories

Licence applications, including provisional, renewal, medical, DQC initial and periodic, digital tacho cards

Licence restriction codes

Licence Categories

In order to drive a particular vehicle, a licence entitlement is needed for that category.  The following are the main categories.

 

Further to the above you also have:

f    -  Agricultural tractor

G  -  Road roller

H  -  Tracked vehicles

k   -  Mowing machine or pedestrian-controlled vehicle

l    -  Electrically-propelled vehicle

M -  Trolley vehicles

n   -  Exempt from duty

 

Note you do not need a driving licence for electric bikes, mobility scooters or powered wheelchairs.

Licence applications 

The following are links directly to the relevant part of the government website.  Never enter personal or payment details in other websites 

for applications!

Provisional licence (Categories C & D), including the medical section, Digital Tachograph applications 

Order the forms using the above link and have them sent to your home address.  For renewal of your Driver Qualification Card, once you have successfully completed 35 hours of periodic training, or completed the initial CPC (Modules 2 and 4), the new DQC will be sent automatically to the address on your driving licence.

You can check on your licence and training record at the government website here.

Driving Licence Restriction Codes

There are several sections on driving licences. On the back of driving licence cards, there is a table of information, including the categories a driver is permitted to drive (the entitlements) along with valid from and valid to dates.  Each entitlement also has restrictions where appropriate.  The restrictions are given as numbers, the following shows what these restrictions codes are:

01 - eyesight correction, for example glasses or contact lenses
02 - hearing/communication aid
10 - modified transmission
15 - modified clutch
20 - modified braking systems
25 - modified accelerator systems
30 - combined braking and accelerator systems (for licences issued before 28 November 2016)
31 - pedal adaptations and pedal safeguards
32 - combined service brake and accelerator systems
33 - combined service brake, accelerator and steering systems
35 - modified control layouts
40 - modified steering
42 - modified rear-view mirror(s)
43 - modified driving seats
44 - modifications to motorbikes
44 (1) - single operated brake
44 (2) - adapted front wheel brake
44 (3) - adapted rear wheel brake
44 (4) - adapted accelerator
44 (5) - (adjusted) manual transmission and manual clutch
44 (6) - (adjusted) rear-view mirror(s)
44 (7) - (adjusted) commands (direction indicators, braking light, etc)
44 (8) - seat height allowing the seated rider to have two feet on the ground and balance the motorcycle during stopping and standing
44 (11) - adapted foot rest
44 (12) - adapted hand grip
45 - motorbikes only with sidecar
46 - tricycles only (for licences issued before 29 June 2014)
70 - exchange of licence
71 - duplicate of licence
78 - restricted to vehicles with automatic transmission
79 - restricted to vehicles in conformity with the specifications stated in brackets on your licence
79 (2) - restricted to category AM vehicles of the 3-wheel or light quadricycle type
79 (3) - restricted to tricycles
96 - allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer of at least 750kg, and the combined vehicle and trailer is between 3,500kg and 4,250kg
97 - not allowed to drive category C1 vehicles which are required to have a tachograph fitted
101 - not for hire or reward (that is, not to make a profit)
102 - drawbar trailers only
103 - subject to certificate of competence
105 - vehicle not more than 5.5 metres long
106 - restricted to vehicles with automatic transmissions
107 - not more than 8,250 kilograms
108 - subject to minimum age requirements
110 - limited to transporting persons with restricted mobility
111 - limited to 16 passenger seats
113 - limited to 16 passenger seats except for automatics
114 - with any special controls required for safe driving
115 - organ donor
118 - start date is for earliest entitlement
119 - weight limit for vehicle does not apply
121 - restricted to conditions specified in the Secretary of State’s notice
122 - valid on successful completion: Basic Moped Training Course. This does not apply to trial e-scooters
125 - tricycles only (for licences issued before 29 June 2014)

 
 

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