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Information on vehicles you can drive | nidirect

Driving minibuses, buses, larger vehicles and the conditions needed to drive them

Motorcycles, cars and other vehicles you can ride or drive and minimum ages | nidirect

The tables below show the minimum age you can drive or ride if you gain your licence after 19 January 2013.

Buses and lorries you can drive and minimum ages | nidirect

Drivers of category D and D+E (bus entitlement), who wish to drive on a non professional basis will be subject to the minimum age of 24. However, to drive professionally you can drive these vehicles at a younger age ...

New 'laden testing' rules for driving test vehicles | nidirect

There are new rules being introduced for vehicles used in practical driving tests in various categories. Vehicles must carry a minimum weight in order to be used for the driving test after 30 September 2013.

Vehicle weights explained | nidirect

The terms used to describe different vehicle weights