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Old 05-02-2009, 11:53 AM
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I was asked a question i didn't know the answer to (Not unusual for me that tho!) if you have an automatic full driving licence can you ride a trike?
And if that person has a full bike licence does that cover the trike?
my answer would have been yes - but that is a guess and the more i think about it the less i know the answer

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if his bike license was taken before 2001 hand has B1 on the paper part he can ride a trike.

I think he would be limited to an automatic trike only if not as long as he has B1 on the paper part.

A phone call the DVLA should tell him.
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Unfortunatly, the DVLA do not always know the correct answer to this question.
We went through this about a year ago.

I suggest you PM Dik (Dumfries Dik on some forums) and/or Rick Hulse via the NABD website/forum.
They will know the answer.
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if you have an automatic full driving licence can you ride a trike?
if said trike has an automatic gearbox I would imagine you can.
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And if that person has a full bike licence does that cover the trike?
I reckon so regardless of gearbox type
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:58 PM
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Very intresting question so I went and had a look and I got this off the DVA website.....


If a person passes a test in an automatic car then they are restricted to driving vehicles with automatic transmission thereafter. A full automatic licence acts as a provisional manual licence.


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http://www.dvtani.gov.uk/practicaldr...st/carfaqs.asp
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Unfortunatly, the DVLA do not always know the correct answer to this question.
We went through this about a year ago.

I suggest you PM Dik (Dumfries Dik on some forums) and/or Rick Hulse via the NABD website/forum.
They will know the answer.
correct dik only had an automatic car licence and wanted to ride his manual trike
he had to take a B1 trike test witch he passed

like said if you passed your bike test before the year 2001 you will have a full B1 on your licence
if you only have an auto car licence you will have an auto B1
the only way these days to get a full B1 is to take a manual car test unless you are dissabled then you can take a B1 test like dik did but good luck finding a test centre that does it

big thread about this over on the NABD forums here
http://forum.disabledbiker.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=755
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