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General Questions About UK Driving Licences

Additional Questions / FAQ's

Q. What is a provisional driving license?

You cannot legally drive a car without a valid full driving license. While you’re learning to drive you may be issued a provisional driving license after passing the theory test. Note that you need to mandatorily have a companion who is over 21 and has held a full driving license for at least 3 years when driving on a provisional license.

Q. Does my driving license depend on the type of vehicle I drive?

Yes. There are 26 different sub-categories of vehicle licenses recognized by the DVSA. You can get the full list of vehicles and license types by follow this link

The main categories can be outlined as

  • Mopeds
  • Motorcycles
  • Light vehicles and Quad bikes
  • Cars
  • Medium-Sized vehicles
  • Large vehicles
  • Minibuses
  • Buses
  • Others

Electric bicycles, mobile scooters or motor-powered invalid carriages (such as wheelchairs) do not require a driving license.

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