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.

Find out more about the consultation and give your views.