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The Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations 1999

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[F140.(1) This regulation and regulations 40A to 40C apply to tests other than extended driving tests and are subject to regulation 42.

[F2(1A) The test for a licence authorising the driving of a motor vehicle in category A or P, or in sub-category A1, shall be conducted in three parts, namely—

(a)the standard test of driving theory and the standard test of hazard perception;

(b)the manoeuvres test; and

(c)the practical test.

(1B) A person taking the test referred to in paragraph (1A) must—

(a)pass all three parts; and

(b)take all three parts in the same category or sub-category of vehicle.]

(2) The test for a licence authorising the driving of a motor vehicle of a class included in [F3category B] shall be conducted in two parts, namely—

(a)the standard test of driving theory and the standard test of hazard perception, and

(b)a practical test of driving skills and behaviour,

and a person taking such a test must pass both parts.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), the test for a licence authorising the driving of a motor vehicle of a class included in category C or D shall be conducted in three parts, namely—

(a)the large vehicle test of driving theory,

(b)the large vehicle test of hazard perception, and

(c)a practical test of driving skills and behaviour,

and a person taking such a test must pass all three parts.

(4) The test for a licence authorising the driving of a motor vehicle of a class included in category B+E, C+E and D+E—

(a)in a case where the test is for a licence authorising the driving of vehicles in sub-category C1+E and the applicant is the holder of a full licence which was in force at a time before 1st January 1997 and authorises the driving of motor vehicles included in sub-category C1+E (8.25 tonnes) but not the driving of any other vehicles included in category C+E, shall consist of the matters prescribed in respect of the large vehicle test of driving theory for category C, the large vehicle hazard perception test and the specified requirements prescribed in respect of the practical test for category C+E, and

(b)in any other case, shall consist of a practical test only.

(5) The test for a licence authorising the driving of a motor vehicle of a class included in category F, G, H or K shall be a unitary test and a person taking such a test shall be treated as having passed it if he satisfies the person conducting the test that he is—

(a)generally competent to drive a vehicle of that class without danger to, and with due consideration for, other road users,

(b)fully conversant with the Highway Code, and

(c)able to comply with the requirements specified in regulation 40C(6) in respect of a vehicle of that class.]

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