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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 Walsall 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 Walsall 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 Walsall Intensive Driving Courses website:

Sections of the Walsall Intensive Driving Courses website: