Minimum Test Vehicle Requirement Changes Delayed

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.