Consultation outcome

Motorcycle, lorry and bus driving licences and driving test rules

This consultation has concluded

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Response to consultation report

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Impact assessment

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Detail of outcome

The government is introducing the proposals that were set out in the consultation. The changes will come into effect by the end of March 2014.

Feedback received

Detail of feedback received

We received 339 responses to the consultation. Most responses to the consultation agreed with the proposals. You can see the number of responses that were made for each question.

All the comments are being analysed and a full report with decisions will be published later.

Original consultation

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Summary

Give your views on changes to motorcycle, lorry and bus driving licences and driving test vehicle rules.

Documents

Further European changes to driving licences and driving test requirements

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Impact assessment

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Consultation description

This consultation affects driver and rider trainers and people taking a motorcycle, lorry or bus test.

It asks for your views on changes to driver licensing and the vehicles that can be used to take a driving test.

Minimum standards for vehicles used for current driving tests were first set by European driver licensing legislation in 2000. Manufacturers are phasing out production of the types of vehicles that were commonly used then and producing safer, more energy efficient vehicles.

The minimum standards that are currently set in regulations for driving test vehicles need to change to allow these newer vehicles to be used for driving tests.

Benefits include being able to buy potentially cheaper, more readily available vehicles to be used for driving and riding tests.