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Motorbikes, Mopeds and Scooters

You can ride a moped or scooter at 16 years of age in the UK and a motorbike at 19 years of age with certain power limitations.

If you want to drive a motorbike, moped or scooter you will need to get a license and pass a basic proficiency test before you can ride. For details about all of the requirements and tests necessary please go to Gov.uk

  • Driving a motorbike, moped or scooter can be dangerous as you have less protection around you than if you were in a car. Ensure you always wear a helmet and protective clothes in case you have an accident
  • Be wary of other road users. Motorbikes, mopeds and scooters are smaller than cars so it can be difficult for cars to see you in their mirrors
  • Drive at a sensible speed to avoid accidents. The faster you go, the less control of the vehicle you have, so don't take any risks
  • Even if you can drive a car, you should be aware of the difference of driving a scooter or motorbike. You will not have the protection of a car, and for its size, a motorbike is much more powerful than a car

Driving abroad

  • The condition of the roads in foreign countries can vary, so if travelling abroad, be prepared
  • It's fairly easy to hire a scooter when you are on holiday, and it is a popular way for young people to get around. If you have a car license and are over 18 you should be able to rent one
  • Driving a motorbike on holiday can be a great way of seeing the countryside
  • If you have never driven a scooter before and you decide to hire one while on holiday, you should practise before you go on large or busy roads, so you feel confident driving

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mytravel

Commented 58 months ago - 25th July 2011 - 14:22pm

Nice post about the types of travel. There are different types of travel. In different places different types of travel and tourism is done. The travel by air, sea and rail is also done. It is very good and safe option for travel.

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