UK MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CLAIM ADVICE
UK Lawyers will represent the injured victim in a motorcycle accident claim on a no win no fee basis. If the other driver has been identified then compensation is always paid in full and no win no fee claims handled by our lawyers are genuinely risk free.
Full Car Licence
If you have a full car licence, you are automatically entitled to ride a moped without L-Plates and without taking CBT.
It also gives you provisional motorcycle entitlement for learner machines (as defined above). You may ride a motorcycle as a learner with L-Plates but you are not entitled to carry pillion passengers or use motorways after completing CBT. Experienced road users have a reduced motorcycle accident claim experience compared with totally new riders.
Provisional Moped Licence
This entitles you to ride a moped on the road as a learner with L-Plates but you must be at least 16 years old. You will not be allowed to use motorways or carry pillion passengers. Your provisional licence will only be valid after you have completed a course of training by an approved body and obtained a CBT certificate, (DL 196). This licence is not subject to the two-year limit as are provisional motorcycle licences. A CBT certificate obtained on a moped is also valid for a motorcycle when the rider reaches the age of 17 and obtains the proper licence.
Full moped Licence
Once you are 17 the full moped licence automatically gives you provisional motorcycle entitlement. The two year provisional motorcycle licence limit will not apply in this situation.
Provisional Motorcycle Licence
You must be at least 17 years old to obtain this licence and are entitled to ride a moped or learner motorcycle (as defined above). You must display L-Plates and must not carry pillion passengers or use motorways. A provisional motorcycle licence lasts for two years. If you do not pass the motorcycle tests within this time you will lose your motorcycle entitlement for one year but your moped entitlement will remain valid.
Anyone riding a powered two wheeler on the road must hold a current CBT Certificate unless they are taking part in an approved CBT course. This rule applies no matter how long you have held a licence, even if you hold a full car or provisional moped/motorcycle licence. The certificate required is a DL196(CBT). Failure to comply with this will invalidate your licence and insurance and a motorcycle accident claim will then become a personal liability.
You are not even allowed to ride from the motorcycle dealers premises to home.
COMPULSORY BASIC TRAINING
The course covers five main elements which are :-
- practical on-site training
- practical on-site riding
- practical on-road training
- practical on-road riding
The certificate you receive after successfully completing the course will validate your provisional licence entitlement for three years. Provisional motorcycle licence holders should note that as their licence entitlement expires after two years, the life of their CBT Certificate is effectively reduced by one year.
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