Driving licence categories

The types of vehicles you can drive with certain licences.

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  • Driving licence categories

    Driving licence categories - entitlements on your licence and what vehicles you can drive - cars, motorcycles, mopeds, medium and large lorries, minibuses and buses

  • Penalty points (endorsements)

    You could get penalty points (endorsements) on your driving record if you're convicted of a motoring offence

  • Driving licence codes

    Codes that DVLA places on your driving licence, and their explanations

  • Vehicles you can drive

    Check if you're old enough, or have the right kind of driving licence, to drive different kinds of vehicle

  • Adding higher categories to your driving licence

    You may be able to get provisional entitlement to higher category vehicles, and automatic entitlement to lower categories if you pass a higher category driving test

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