Why do all mopeds have L plates?

Do mopeds need L plates?

You can ride a moped (up to 50cc) without L plates. You do not need to take a CBT course or take the full moped test. You must take CBT if you want to ride anything larger than a 50cc moped.

How long can you have L plates on a moped?

You must display L-plates, cannot carry passengers or go on motorways. This entitlement lasts for 2 years. After 2 years you either have to do it again or progress towards another category of Motorcycle license.

Can I carry a passenger on a 50cc moped?

The advantages over just passing a CBT course alone, are that you can ride any Moped (up to 50cc) without L-plates and you may carry a pillion passenger. The minimum age requirement for this type of license is 17 years old.

Can I cut down my L plate?

Some learner riders cut L plates in order to reduce the total size of the plate. This is illegal and may result in a fine and up to 6 penalty points. You are legally permitted to trim the corners of your L plates, but reducing the overall size of the L plate from its 178 mm (7 inch) square would be an offence.

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What happens if you ride a 125 without L plates?

On successful completion you’ll be able to ride up to a 125cc, 11kW motorcycle without L-plates, be able to take passengers and go on motorways.

Do you get points for no L plates?

Learning to drive without L plates could land you a fine & penalty points on your licence. … Learning to drive without L plates or not displaying them correctly could land you a fine and penalty points on your licence before you’ve even passed your test.

Can you ride a 125 on the motorway with L plates?

Yes, if you have a full car licence you can ride a 125cc scooter or motorbike. … With a completed CBT, you can ride a 125cc motorcycle on the road with L plates.

What Licence do I need to ride a 600cc bike?

There is no automatic upgrades of licence – if you wish to move up to a full (A) licence you will need to retake the module 1 and 2 tests on an unrestricted 600cc bike when you have reached 24 years of age or held the A2 licence for 2 years. A1 – aged 17 years plus you may take your test on a 125cc bike.

Can I ride a moped on my car insurance?

Yes. As with motorcycles, your moped or scooter must be insured for you to ride it on UK roads. Having insurance protects you from liability if you’re involved in an accident, damage property or vehicles or injure someone.