Get progressive access back for motorcyclists.

Get progressive access back for motorcyclists.

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Callum Brazener started this petition to DVSA

What is Progressive Access?
This is a route to gaining a motorcycle licence that has come about as a result of the introduction of the 3rd EU Driving Licence Directive (3DLD). Prior to 2013 people taking an A2 Restricted Licence would have had an automatic upgrade to a full licence after two years - this route has now been closed. It has been replaced by the Progressive Access which is where someone wishing to get the next licence up waits for two years since they passed their motorcycle test and then re-takes the test on the next size up motorcycle. How many times this needs to be done depends on what age and type of motorcycle a person took their original test on.

So for example: At 17 years old a test is taken on a 125cc motorcycle (A1 Light Motorcycle Licence), 2 years later at 19 years old the test is taken again on a motorcycle of at least 400cc but not more than 35kw (47bhp) (A2 Restricted Licence), and finally it is taken again at 21 years old on a motorcycle of at least 600cc and more than 50kw (67bhp) (Direct Access Scheme) allowing them to ride whatever they like once they have passed.

Alternatively: Someone waits until they are 22 years old (for example) and takes an A2 Restricted Licence and then re-takes the test at 24 years old on a 600cc motorcycle to gain a full licence.

As a summary, people who want to ride motorcycles over 47 BHP have to spend a twice as much on tests to do so, but if you wish to drive a large capacity car, you can pass a single test at 16 and go out and buy whatever BHP car.

The last petition about this issue was around 2 years ago and didn't get far enough for it to be seen, so this is my attempt to get some ground on the issue.

Here is the site I got my information about this issue from if you want to check it out yourself:  https://www.lightningpass.com/progressive-access

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