Take a car and motorcycle driving test in parallel

  • Dom's Avatar
    Hi all, I'm trying to find some information about taking both the car and motorcycle tests in parallel.

    For context I've been driving for a year on my european license in the UK, I also have more than 10 years of driving experience both on unrestricted motorcycles and a car.

    My European license is now expiring and I am not able to exchange it due to it not being an EU one.

    I am waiting for my provisional license to arrive and my plan is to apply to do both the car and motorcycle theory tests right away, do my CBT and so on.

    I then plan to start some lessons and prepare for both Car practical and motorcycle Mod1/2 so tsking which ever I can book sooner.

    I assume this will not be an issue as the theory tests last for 2 years and if in the mean time I obtain one of the licenses before the other the actual license will serve as a provisional one for the other type?

    What I mean is...I applied for both using my prov license... but I pass the motorcycle tests first (maybe do to the wait times for the car) Then when I go to my car practical driving test I won't have the provisional one anymore but rather the full A license.

    Does anyone have experience similar to that? I guess I'll ask the instructor and the driving school but wanted to see what experience people might have had.
    Thank you!
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    BrandyN11's Avatar
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    In the UK, you can indeed take car and motorcycle tests in parallel. Once you pass your theory tests, they’re valid for 2 years, allowing you to book practical tests for both. If you pass one test, the full license obtained can serve as a provisional for the other category. It’s a common approach, and discussing with your instructor can provide tailored advice.
  • Mark07's Avatar
    Community Manager
    @BrandyN11 sounds like great advice, are you an instructor?