The Department for Transport is launching a consultation to get views about changes to the laws on driving licence acquisition.
The consultation is asking for views on things like:
- Allowing candidates who pass their test in an automatic transmission vehicle to drive a manual vehicle (if they already hold a manual entitlement in another licence category)
The categories of vehicles in the first proposal affects include:
- Medium-sized lorries (C1)
- Medium-sized lorries towing a trailer (C1+E)
The consultation is upon from now for the next six weeks, ending on 23 March 2021.