vehicle, but some require you to take additional tests or insurance. If a motorist is driving a vehicle that is not covered by their licence, their insurance will be automatically invalid. READ MORE: Drivers could save £1k a year by making these four simple motoring changesTo make matters more confusing, the types of vehicles that drivers are legally allowed to take out on the road also vary depending on when they passed their driving test.Government laws have changed over the years to limit what motorists can drive with a standard UK licence.
Motoring laws changed on January 1, 1997, in an effort to make the roads safer, by requiring additional tests to be carried out to legally drive category A, C, and D vehicles – motorcycles, vans and lorries.
Those who passed their test before 1997 are automatically qualified to drive a much wider range of vehicles than those who sat their driving test after this date.
The changes also impacted the rights of drivers to tow vehicles, with those who passed their test after that year requiring further permits to tow.Read more on dailystar.co.uk