Motorcycle and moped tests

7. If you have a disability, health condition or learning difficulty

When you book your tests you should say if you have a:

  • disability
  • learning difficulty
  • health condition

You’ll still have to ride to the same standard to pass, but the examiner can make adjustments for your situation.

You’re deaf or have a hearing impairment

The examiner will use written notes at the start of the test to explain what will happen. If you lip read, they’ll also look at you so you can lip read what they’re saying.

The examiner will usually give directions to you as hand signals. These will be explained to you before your test starts.

Using a sign language interpreter

You can take a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter with you. They must be at least 16 years old.

Your motorcycle instructor can be your interpreter.

You need to arrange your own interpreter and pay any fees that they charge.

You have reading difficulties

You’ll do an eyesight check at the start of the module 2 test. The examiner will ask you to read the number plate on a parked vehicle.

You can write down what you see if you have reading difficulties.

You have learning difficulties

The examiner will make adjustments for the independent riding part of the module 2 test if you have learning difficulties.

They might ask if you’d prefer to follow traffic signs instead of verbal directions.

You might be able to choose to follow a set of directions using a diagram. You’ll normally be asked to follow up to 3 directions at a time, but the examiner can reduce this to 2 at a time.

You’re pregnant

You can take the tests at any stage of your pregnancy. However, you must be able and willing to:

  • do an emergency stop
  • manually handle and wheel the motorcycle
  • do the cornering and hazard avoidance exercise