Whether on 4 wheels, or two, driving can be fun – Weekends away, the open road, driving holidays / road trips.
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taking a vehicle abroad.
If you are on a motorbike, make sure you have the correct protective clothing for your trip / journey.
Compulsory Basic Training – CBT
Compulsory basic training (CBT) is a course you usually have to take before you ride a moped or motorcycle on the road.
The training makes sure you can ride safely on your own while you practise for your full
moped or motorcycle test.
CBT is not a test that you pass or fail.
After you’ve completed CBT, you can ride a:
moped if you’re 16 or over
motorcycle up to 125cc and with a power output of up to 11kW if you’re 17 or over
You must use L plates (L or D plates in Wales).
You must pass your full moped or motorcycle test within 2 years, or you have to either take CBT again or stop riding.
You can be fined up to £1,000 and get up to 6 penalty points for riding if you do not have a valid CBT certificate. Motor Goods
In order to get a driving license you will need to have a medical examination before you take your theory test.
Normal costs are around 50-60 Euros, and once done the information from the medical is sent directly to the DGT.
Where can I get the medical done?
How long is my driving licence valid for ?
Up until the age of 65 For people over the age of 65 A1, A, B, B+E and LCC licenses Renewal every 10 years Renewal every 5 years Professional licenses ( old BTP, C1, C1 + E, C, C + E, D1, D1 + E, D y D + E) Renewal every 5 years Renewal every 3 years
The A1, A, B, B+E and LCC licenses are renewed every ten years up until the age of 65 People over the age of 65 should renew their driving license every five years. Professional licenses ( old BTP, C1, C1 + E, C, C + E, D1, D1 + E, D y D + E) are renewed every 5 years up until the age of 65 People over 65 years of age should renews every 3 years What does the Spanish Medical involve ?
The medical examination will be
a sight, hearing and co-ordination test in the form of a computer based driving simulation.
It is now too late for the holder of an EU or EEA driving licence to exchange it for an equivalent Spanish licence.
To get a Spanish license visit the
An application should be made to the Provincial Traffic Headquarters of the applicant’s province of residence a completed application form needs to be completed. The form is issued by the Provincial Traffic Headquarters.
For further info visit the
. The website is available in English DGT
Drivers who live in Spain permanently will now need to obtain Spanish licence by taking a new test.
A medical examination is also required.
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