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This section covers your entitlements as a driver, i.e. what you can drive on the licence you have.

Those who passed their test before 1st January 1997 normally have a larger range of vehicles they're allowed to drive. You may also be able to upgrade your driving licence to enable you to drive larger vehicles.

There are laws for all road users; you can read more about these in your legal obligations as a driver.

5 articles in this section:
Vehicles you can drive at a minimum age on a licence

This page is a brief guide to the categories of vehicles you can drive (at the appropriate age) with your licence. On your driving licence, these are known as 'entitlements'....

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Driver legal obligations, your licence and vehicle

Every road user must meet certain legal obligations. The most important of these is to keep both your driver and vehicle record with DVLA up to date. Driving Licence You must have the correct...

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Driving a minibus on a car driving licence

If you're not using a minibus for hire or reward, you may be able to drive one on your car licence. If you passed your driving test before 1st January 1997 you can drive a minibus with a maximum of 17...

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Driving a motorhome with a car driving licence

Before buying and using a motor home, check the DVLA rules on doing so. You'll need to check your driving licence and the size of the motor home you intend to drive. Driving Licence Check Check...

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How to add higher categories to your driving licence

Drivers with a full licence (category B) may be able to apply for provisional entitlements in a high category. With an additional test, drivers who passed their test on (or after) 1st January...

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