macplaxton wrote: »
Well type approval class L5 vehicles used to be in Cat B, but they got shifted over to A by the 3rd Driving Licence Directive.
I've no idea about what they do here, but on GB mainland, up until 2001 sometime, they always issued a B1 with cat A pass, so trikes (whether car-derived or bike-derived up to a certain weight) could be driven/ridden.
So A licence holders up until that point had grandfather rights for trikes. B licence holders were covered as B covered all sub-groups (B1).
The 3rd DLD (Jan 2013) moved L5 vehicles to A, which means new B licence holders now need an A. Old B licence holders should have grandfather rights and in the UK, a replacement licence would be marked A but with a 79 (3) restriction code, e.g. restricted to tricycles.
I'm not sure if the NDLS do that automatically, but if you are thinking of riding a trike or driving a Reliant 3 wheelers, I would make sure you have a full Cat A or have at least a Cat A with a code 79.03 in column 12 (tricycle restriction)
I really should ask the RSA about it sometime.
What I do know is the L5 tricycles are VRT'd the same as motorcycles, so if importing, they incur all of €0 VRT (IF OVER 30 YEARS OLD). The motor tax is also at motorcycle rate, so vintage motorcycle tax is €26.
It wouldn't surprise me if there Reliants out there incorrectly registered as cars and thus overpaying their tax.
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homingbird wrote: »
Thanks for replying I always thought that 3 wheel vehicle where classed as cars & you needed a car license to drive rather than ride them like a bike.