The Changes that were originally due to be introduced in January have been delayed and are expected within the next couple of months.
The changes will:
- remove the need for 8-forward gear ratios for large test vehicles (category C)
- allow people who take a lorry or bus test (category C and D) in an automatic vehicle to get a manual entitlement for those vehicles, if they already have a manual entitlement for cars, lorries or buses, with or without trailers (category B, B+E, C, C+E, C1, C1+E, D, D+E, D1+E)
If you’re an existing driver with an automatic lorry or bus licence you’ll also be able to get this manual entitlement when you exchange or upgrade your licence if you already have a manual entitlement in the above categories.