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The Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations 1999

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I PRELIMINARY

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Revocation and saving

    3. 3.Interpretation

  3. PART II LICENCES

    1. Categories of entitlement

      1. 4.Classification of vehicles

      2. 5.Classes for which licences may be granted

      3. 6.Competence to drive classes of vehicle: general

      4. 7.Competence to drive classes of vehicle: special cases

      5. 8.Competence to drive classes of vehicle: dual purpose vehicles

    2. Minimum ages for holding or obtaining licences

      1. 9.Minimum ages for holding or obtaining licences

    3. Applications for licences

      1. 10.Applications for the grant of licences: general

      2. 11.Eligibility to apply for provisional licence

      3. 12.Restrictions on the grant of large goods and passenger-carrying vehicle driver’s licences

      4. 13.Restrictions on the grant of provisional licences to drive motor bicycles

      5. 14.Fees for licences

    4. Provisional licences

      1. 15.Duration of provisional licences authorising the driving of motor bicycles

      2. 16.Conditions attached to provisional licences

      3. 17.Meaning of “qualified driver”

      4. 18.Conditions attached to provisional licences: holders of driving permits other than licences granted under Part III of the Traffic Act

      5. 19.Full licences not carrying provisional entitlement

    5. Miscellaneous

      1. 20.Signatures on licences

      2. 21.Lost or defaced licences

  4. PART III TESTS OF COMPETENCE TO DRIVE

    1. Preliminary

      1. 22.Interpretation of Part III

    2. Appointment of persons to conduct tests

      1. 23.Persons by whom theory tests may be conducted

      2. 24.Persons by whom practical and unitary tests may be conducted

      3. 25.Revocation of authority to conduct tests

    3. Applications for tests

      1. 26.Applications for theory tests: applicants in person

      2. 27.Applications for theory tests: motor bicycle instructors

      3. 28.Applications for theory tests: large vehicle instructors

      4. 29.Eligibility to reapply for theory test

      5. 30.Fees for theory tests

      6. 31.Applications for practical and unitary tests: applicants in person

      7. 32.Applications for practical tests: motor bicycle instructors

      8. 33.Applications for practical tests: large vehicle instructors

      9. 34.Eligibility to reapply for practical or unitary test

      10. 35.Fees in respect of practical or unitary tests

      11. 36.Cancellation of tests

    4. Requirements at tests

      1. 37.Test vehicles

      2. 38.Further requirements at tests

      3. 39.Examiner’s right to refuse to conduct test

    5. Nature and conduct of tests

      1. 40.Nature of tests other than extended tests

      2. 41.Nature of extended driving tests

      3. 42.Exemption from theory test

    6. Entitlements upon passing test

      1. 43.Entitlement upon passing a test other than an appropriate driving test

      2. 44.Entitlement upon passing a test other than an appropriate driving test: category A

      3. 45.Upgrading of entitlements by virtue of passing second test

      4. 46.Entitlement upon passing an appropriate driving test

    7. Test results

      1. 47.Evidence of result of theory test

      2. 48.Evidence of the result of practical or unitary test

  5. PART IV GOODS AND PASSENGER—CARRYING VEHICLES

    1. General

      1. 49.Part III of the Traffic Act: Prescribed classes of goods and passenger-carrying vehicle

      2. 50.Part IV of the Traffic Act: prescribed classes of large goods and passenger—carrying vehicle

      3. 51.Exempted goods vehicles and military vehicles

      4. 52.Correspondences

      5. 53.Part IV of the Traffic Act: dual purpose vehicles

    2. Persons under the age of 21

      1. 54.Large goods vehicles drivers' licences issued to persons under the age of 21: trainee drivers

    3. Drivers' conduct

      1. 55.Large goods vehicle drivers' licences and LGV Community licences: obligatory revocation or withdrawal and disqualification

      2. 56.Holders of licences who are disqualified by order of a court

      3. 57.Removal of disqualification

  6. PART V APPROVED TRAINING COURSES FOR RIDERS OF MOTOR BICYCLES AND MOPEDS

    1. Approved training courses

      1. 58.Provision of approved training courses

      2. 59.Nature and conduct of training courses

    2. Instructors

      1. 60.Certified Instructors

      2. 61.Persons authorised as assistant instructors

      3. 62.Withdrawal of approval to provide training courses or to act as instructor

      4. 63.Cessation of conduct of training

      5. 64.Approved training courses conducted on large motor bicycles

      6. 65.Certified direct access instructors

    3. Miscellaneous

      1. 66.Eligibility to undertake approved training course

      2. 67.Ratio of trainees to instructors

      3. 68.Evidence of successful completion of course

      4. 69.Exemptions from Part V

  7. PART VI DISABILITIES

    1. 70.Licence groups

    2. 71.Disabilities prescribed in respect of Group 1 and 2 licences

    3. 72.Disabilities prescribed in respect of Group 1 licences

    4. 73.Disabilities prescribed in respect of Group 2 licences

    5. 74.Disabilities requiring medical investigation: High Risk Offenders

    6. 75.Examination by an officer of the Secretary of State

  8. PART VII SUPPLEMENTARY

    1. Transitional provisions

      1. 76.Effect of change in classification of vehicles for licensing purposes

      2. 77.Saving in respect of entitlement to Group M

      3. 78.Saving in respect of entitlement to former category N

      4. 79.Saving in respect of entitlement to drive mobile project vehicles

    2. Miscellaneous

      1. 80.Persons who become resident in Great Britain

      2. 81.Service personnel

      3. 82.Northern Ireland licences

      4. 83.Statement of date of birth

  9. Signature

  10. SCHEDULES

    1. 1

      Regulations revoked

    2. 2

      Categories and sub-categories of vehicle for licensing purposes

    3. 3

      Licence fees

    4. 4

      Distinguishing marks to be displayed on a vehicle being driven under a provisional licence

    5. 5

      Fees for practical and unitary tests

    6. 6

      Evidence of identity of test candidates

    7. 7

      Specified matters for theory test

    8. 8

      Specified requirements for practical or unitary test

    9. 9

      Upgraded entitlements on passing second test etc

    10. 10

      Forms of certificate and statement of theory test result

    11. 11

      Forms of certificate and statement of practical and unitary test result

    12. 12

      Elements of an approved training course

    13. 13

      Approved motor bicycle training courses: forms of certificate

  11. Explanatory Note

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