New legislation has come into force requiring drivers of three-wheeler vehicles to hold a motorcycle licence and be aged 21 or over.
The changes only affect those passing their tests after January 19 2013. Those with existing rights to drive B1 category lightweight vehicles will retain their rights to drive the vehicles.
However, when replacing licences, there are now three new categories:
- AM – an entitlement to ride mopeds with a maximum speed between 25-45kmh, small three-wheelers up to 50cc and light quadricycles weighing less than 350kg
- P – two and three-wheeled mopeds with maximum speeds up to 50kmh
- Q – two and three-wheeled mopeds with maximum speeds up to 25kmh