Driving Licence – what categories has yours got?
Just been discussing this with my boss, his licence allows him to drive vans, small (non articulated)truck , vans with trailers etc… the whole lot basically, he passed his test years and years ago.
Mine only has a car and something that appears to be a milk float on the back, I passed in june.
So whats the craic here then, do I have to do another test for minibus etc?Posted 12 years ago
If you passed before sept 1997 you can drive non articualted trucks upto 7.5 tonnes and minibuses up to (i think?) 8 passengers.
After that date, you can only drive upto 3.5 tonnes.
Which is poo, cos ambulances weight about 4 tonnes so I had to do an HGV test (about £1000 all in) just to drive ambulances slightly bigger than the ones I used to drive.
I tihnk you can still drive a minibus, so long as its not for “hire or reward” i.e you don’t get paid or anything (ideal for charitees etc)Posted 12 years ago
Loads of stuff. Mostly that I’m never going to get to have a go on.Posted 12 years ago
Shed loads of symbols for vans & trucks etcPosted 12 years ago
I passed my motorbike test in 1977 & my car test in 81 – no other tests
B, BE, C1, C1E, D1, D1E, f, k, l, n, p
So, cars, vans and minibuses, all with trailers and then some other stuff.Posted 12 years ago
Pretty much all of them..Including
About the best thing I got out of my time in the Army…
Oh, apart from a decent trade. 😆Posted 12 years ago
C1 is 7.5 tonne, C1E is 7.5 plus trailer i think, D1 is mini bus, D1E with trailer. B relates to cars, A to motorbikes FKLNP is i think tracters, milk floats etc. weirdly, mine includes “tracked vehicles” (I’m gonna get me a tank!)Posted 12 years ago
I have B, B1 and thats it!Posted 12 years ago
minibuses up to (i think?) 8 passengers.
I think 8 passengers is the limit for a normal car licence – with minibus entitlement it’s rather more. I’ve certainly driven a Transit minibus with seats for ~12.Posted 12 years ago
I was gutted, I passed about 6 months before the changeover – didnt realise it at the time and spent the next few years towing a 25ft boat on a trailer the length of the country. Now I have to take a rediculously expensive test to tow every once in a while. Peed off.Posted 12 years ago
BPosted 12 years ago
APosted 12 years ago
same as above!Posted 12 years ago
I think a lot of people might be unaware of what they actualyl can and can’t drive. You see people towing trailers and caravans and assume everyone can. I’ve got a friend who used to work in land conservation which involved using 12 seat landrovers and trailers. It came to light one day that almost all of the staff were driving both illegally and were totally unaware of it.Posted 12 years ago
Scarily my mother in law who chooses not to drive anymore has H on her license allowing her to drive Tanks. She is very proud of that. Not sure they will call her up though.Posted 12 years ago
Also have provisional entitlement to ride a motorbike > 50cc and to drive a steamroller or a tank 🙂Posted 12 years ago
Plus ADR licence with 8 classes (only class 7 is missing).
All paid for by HM Government and therefore by you lovely tax-paying folk.
Many thanks.Posted 12 years ago
I think mine allows me to drive a road roller. wooh!Posted 12 years ago
AC10 and SP30 lol!Posted 12 years ago
I have a special license, because I R special 🙂
Posted 12 years ago
If it has wheels on it I can drive it.Posted 12 years ago
Plus ADR licence with 8 classes (only class 7 is missing)
A bit of exposure to class 7 stuff could be useful for commuting in the dark 😉Posted 12 years ago
You tend to get an armed escort with class 7 stuff though.Posted 12 years ago
I’ve got the newer type 🙁
Which means at work, I can’t tow anything more than 750kg behind my 3.5t transit (their lightest trailer is 800kg!) but at home I could tow a 1500kg trailer behind my Mondeo on my existing license, even though its a more unstable combination.
And it’ll cost me £800-1000 to take the trailer test, which I’m going to need 🙁Posted 12 years ago
I can’t read n i cant write,Posted 12 years ago
but that dont really matter
cos i comes from the west country
an i can drive a tractor.
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