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If you have a Public Services Card (PSC) and have a verified MyGovID account you may be eligible to apply to renew your licence/permit Online.

How to apply for a Driving Licence?

From the 9 April if you bring your Public Services Card (PSC) to the NDLS it will simplify your application process. An applicant will have two options to validate their identity and residency during the application process.


1. Presenting a PSC at the NDLS centre will simplify your application process as the PSC will satisfy the following requirements:

  • Photographic ID,     
  • Evidence of PPSN,
  • Evidence of address (where your address is as provided to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection DEASP)  and
  • Evidence of residency entitlement   (where your place of birth or nationality are within the European Union / European Economic Area/Switerland). 

Please click here for more information.

2. If you do not have a PSC you are required to present documentation at NDLS centre to satisfy the following requirements:

  • Photographic ID,
  • Evidence of PPSN,
  • Evidence of address and
  • Evidence of residency entitlement. 

List of acceptable documents are available here.
Note that possession of a public services card will enable applicants to renew their driving licence / learner permit online as part of a new online service that will be rolled out to customers in the coming months.

 

To apply for a first driving licence in a category

Your photograph and signature will be captured electronically at the NDLS centre.

To renew a driving licence

Your photograph and signature will be captured electronically at the NDLS centre.

To add a category to a driving licence

Your photograph and signature will be captured electronically at the NDLS centre.

To apply for a replacement of a lost or stolen driving licence

Your photograph and signature will be captured electronically at the NDLS centre.

To apply for a replacement of a damaged driving licence

Your photograph and signature will be captured electronically at the NDLS centre.

Changing personal details

There are several circumstances that may require a change of name:

To apply to update your address

Your photograph and signature will be captured electronically at the NDLS centre. There is no fee for making an application to amend personal details unless your driving licence is also due for renewal or has been lost or stolen, in which case the application fee is €55.00 (renewal) or €35.00 (replacement).

To apply to update your surname following marriage or civil partnership

  • Fully completed application form for a driving licence D401
  • Current or most recent driving licence
  • If you do not have your most recent driving licence in your possession, you must complete the lost or stolen permit declaration on the application form, have it witnessed by a member of An Garda Síochána and submit it with alternative photographic I.D.
  • Proof of your personal public services number (PPSN)
  • Evidence of address dated within the last six months is required if your current address is not recorded on your permit and it differs from that provided to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) if and when you applied for a PSC
  • Evidence of residency entitlement
  • Evidence of your name change i.e. original civil marriage certificate* or civil partnership certificate. Alternatively, you can present an acceptable photographic I.D issued in your new name.
  • Fully completed NDLS medical report form, dated within one month, if required in your case

Your photograph and signature will be captured electronically at the NDLS centre. There is no fee for making an application to amend personal details unless your driving licence is also due for renewal or has been lost or stolen, in which case the application fee is €55.00 (renewal) or €35.00 (replacement).

*Certified translations are required for all marriage certificates or civil partnership certificates which are not in English or Irish.  Translations must be provided by a reputable company who must be a member of the Irish Translator and Interpreters Association.  The original marriage or civil partnership certificate must be submitted together with the certified translation.

To apply to update your surname following separation, divorce or dissolution of civil partnership (reverting to birth surname)

  • Fully completed application form for a driving licence D401
  • Current or most recent driving licence
  • If you do not have your most recent driving licence in your possession, you must complete the lost or stolen permit declaration on the application form, have it witnessed by a member of An Garda Síochána and submit it with alternative photographic I.D.
  • Proof of your personal public services number (PPSN)
  • Evidence of address dated within the last six months is required if your current address is not recorded on your permit and it differs from that provided to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) if and when you applied for a PSC
  • Evidence of residency entitlement
  • Evidence of your name change i.e. original evidence of divorce/separation or dissolution of civil partnership or evidence of initiation of same: a judicial separation court order or a separation agreement or a divorce decree or a letter from a solicitor confirming that a separation has been sought. In addition, you should submit your original UK/Irish birth certificate or your original civil marriage certificate* or original civil partnership certificate to confirm your birth surname. Alternatively, you can present an acceptable photographic I.D issued in your new name.
  • Fully completed NDLS medical report form, dated within one month, if required in your case

Your photograph and signature will be captured electronically at the NDLS centre.  There is no fee for making an application to amend personal details unless your driving licence is also due for renewal or has been lost or stolen, in which case the application fee is €55.00 (renewal) or €35.00 (replacement).

*Certified translations are required for all marriage certificates or civil partnership certificates which are not in English or Irish.  Translations must be provided by a reputable company who must be a member of the Irish Translator and Interpreters Association.  The original marriage or civil partnership certificate must be submitted together with the certified translation.

To apply to update your name to the Irish language version of your name

  • Fully completed application form for a driving licence D401
  • Current or most recent driving licence
  • If you do not have your most recent driving licence in your possession, you must complete the lost or stolen permit declaration on the application form, have it witnessed by a member of An Garda Síochána and submit it with alternative photographic I.D.
  • Proof of your personal public services number (PPSN)
  • Evidence of address dated within the last six months is required if your current address is not recorded on your permit and it differs from that provided to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) if and when you applied for a PSC
  • Evidence of residency entitlement
  • Evidence that you are using the Irish version of your name i.e. two official documents that show you've been using your new name for two years on the date of application at the NDLS centre.  Alternatively, you can present an acceptable photographic I.D issued in your new name
  • Fully completed NDLS medical report form, dated within one month, if required in your case

Your photograph and signature will be captured electronically at the NDLS centre.  There is no fee for making an application to amend personal details unless your driving licence is also due for renewal or has been lost or stolen, in which case the application fee is €55.00 (renewal) or €35.00 (replacement).

To apply to update your name following a change of name by deed poll

  • Fully completed application form for a driving licence D401
  • Current or most recent driving licence
  • If you do not have your most recent driving licence in your possession, you must complete the lost or stolen permit declaration on the application form, have it witnessed by a member of An Garda Síochána and submit it with alternative photographic I.D.
  • Proof of your personal public services number (PPSN)
  • Evidence of address dated within the last six months is required if your current address is not recorded on your permit and it differs from that provided to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) if and when you applied for a PSC
  • Evidence of residency entitlement
  • Evidence of your name change i.e. original Irish deed poll document which has been enrolled in the Irish High Court.  Alternatively, you can present an acceptable photographic I.D issued in your new name.
  • Fully completed NDLS medical report form, dated within one month, if required in your case

Your photograph and signature will be captured electronically at the NDLS centre.  There is no fee for making an application to amend personal details unless your driving licence is also due for renewal or has been lost or stolen, in which case the application fee is €55.00 (renewal) or €35.00 (replacement).

To apply for a change of medical details

If, following consultation with your GP, your medical condition is one that needs to be noted on your driver record you must submit a medical report form to the NDLS. You will need to apply for a change of personal details through any NDLS centre.

Your photograph and signature will be captured electronically at the NDLS centre.  There is no fee for making an application to amend medical details unless your driving licence is also due for renewal or has been lost or stolen, in which case the application fee is €55.00 (renewal) or €35.00 (replacement).

If you have more questions on this please email medicalfitness@rsa.ie or telephone 0761 087 880.

Exchange a foreign licence

Click here to get information about exchanging a foreign licence.

Are you working on a fixed term contract or studying abroad?

Conditions for Applying to Renew or Replace your Driving Licence from Abroad
• Living and working in an EU country or recognised state you should/must apply to the licensing authority there to exchange your driving licence. That licence is valid for exchange on your return to Ireland.
• Travelling or holidaying abroad does not comply for this option - on your return you must present in person at an NDLS office.
• Licence lost while travelling or holidaying abroad does not comply for this option - on your return you must present in person at an NDLS office.
• Learner permits are valid in country of issue only and cannot be renewed while working or studying abroad.
• An Irish licence has a validity for renewal up to 10 years of expiry and may be renewed up to 3 months in advance of expiry.
• Working on a fixed term contract or studying abroad, you must supply evidence of this-
Working abroad- letter from employer detailing terms of your fixed term contract- start date and expected duration of contract on headed paper, signed and contact details of employer
Studying abroad- correspondence from College/ University confirming the title and duration of the course

This must be an original letter - photocopy or scan copies will not be accepted.

Where a person is living abroad and working on a fixed term contract or attending a college or university generally they can be thought of as resident in Ireland providing they have personal ties here.  If a driver considers themselves normally resident in the Republic of Ireland but is currently working or studying abroad and unable to attend an NDLS centre in person, they can contact lqueries@rsa.ie for details on how they can renew or replace their licence.  They will be required to provide documentary evidence i.e. working, an original letter from their employer, on headed paper with signature and contact number of employer, stating the start date and expected duration of their fixed term contract abroad or studying, original correspondence from the college/university confirming the title and duration of the course. 

If you have a Public Services Card (PSC) and have a verified MyGovID account you may be eligible to apply to renew your licence Online.

 

Licence term

Your age will determine the licence term you can apply for:

  • Under 60: 10-year cars and motorcycles, or 5 year for buses and HGVs.
  • 60-66: a licence that will expire when you reach 70
  • 67-69: 3-year licence
  • 70 or over: 3-year or 1-year licence (subject to certification of fitness to drive by your doctor)

The age in question is your age on the first day of the period for which the licence is being granted. A 1-year or 3 year licence may be granted in exceptional circumstances where, for medical reasons, a longer licence term cannot be granted.

Licence Categories

 

Category Vehicle type Minimum age*
AM Mopeds and Light quadricycles. 16 years
A1 Motorcycles with an engine capacity not exceeding 125 cubic centimetres, with a power rating not exceeding 11 kW and with a power to weight ratio not exceeding 0.1 kW/kg. Motor tricycles with a power rating not exceeding 15 kW. 16 years
A2 Motorcycles with a power rating not exceeding 35 kW, with a power to weight ratio not exceeding 0.2 kW/kg and not derived from a vehicle of more than double its power. 18 years
A Motorcycles and Motor tricycles. 24 years or 20 with progressive access
B

Vehicles (other than motorcycles, mopeds, work vehicles or land tractors) having a MAM1 not exceeding 3,500 kg, designed and constructed for the carriage of no more than eight passengers in addition to the driver.

The vehicle may tow a trailer (a) where the MAM of the trailer is not greater than 750 kg or (b) where the MAM of the trailer exceeds 750kg the combined MAM of the towing vehicle and the trailer is not greater than 3,500 kg.

Quadricycles (other than those covered by AM) are also covered by this category.

17 years
BE Combination of drawing vehicles in category B and trailer where the MAM1 of the trailer is not greater than 3,500 kg. 17 years
W Work vehicles and land tractor with or without a trailer. 16 years
C Vehicles (other than work vehicles or land tractors) having a MAM1 exceeding 3,500 kg, designed and constructed for the carriage of no more than eight passengers in addition to the driver and where the MAM1 of the trailer is not greater than 750 kg. 21 years or 18 with CPC
CE Combination of drawing vehicles in category C and trailer where the MAM1 of the trailer is greater than 750 kg. 21 years or 18 with CPC
C1 Vehicles in category C having a MAM1 weight not exceeding 7,500 kg, designed and constructed for the carriage of no more than eight passengers in addition to the driver and where the MAM1 of the trailer is not greater than 750 kg. 18 years
C1E Combination of drawing vehicles in category C1 and trailer where the MAM1 of the trailer is greater than 750 kg and where the MAM1 of the drawing vehicle and trailer combined does not exceed 12,000 kg. 
Combination of drawing vehicles in category B with trailer where the MAM1 of the trailer is greater than 3,500 kg and where the MAM1 of the drawing vehicle and trailer combined does not exceed 12,000 kg.
18 years
D Vehicles designed and constructed for the carriage of more than eight passengers in addition to the driver and where the MAM1 of the trailer is not greater than 750 kg. 24 years or 21 years with CPC
DE Combination of drawing vehicles in category D and trailer where the MAM1 of the trailer is greater than 750 kg. 24 years or 21 years with CPC
D1 Vehicles in category D designed and constructed for the carriage of not more than sixteen passengers in addition to the driver with a maximum length not exceeding 8 metres and where the MAM1 of the trailer is not greater than 750 kg. 21 years
D1E Combination of drawing vehicles in category D1 and trailer where the MAM1 of the trailer is greater than 750 kg. 21 years

Minimum age*:

This refers to minimun age at which you can hold a learner permit in that category

Note:

"Passenger accommodation" means seating accommodation for passengers in addition to the driver.

1 Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM1).  Manufacturers generally refer to it as gross vehicle weight (g.v.w.) and it is usually displayed on a metal plate attached to the vehicle by the manufacturer.

Important

Tricycle:  Where a person had an entitlement to the category B  full licence prior to 19 January 2013 that also covered them to ride tricycles. They still retain that entitlement. All first full Licences issued for the category B from 19 January 2013 would not have this entitlement and therefore they must take out the appropriate Bike category to ride a trike. The appropriate bike category will depend on the CC of the Tricycle.

Moped: Where a person was issued the category B full licence prior to 21 October 2006 that also covered them to ride mopeds and therefore are entitled to the moped category AM provided the category B licence has not expired for more than 10 years.

Current Fees

Driving Licence
New Driving Licences and Renewals €55
Three Year Licence (Age or Medical Grounds) €35
One Year Licence (Medical Grounds) €25
Replacement or Duplicate Licence €35

Exchange a Foreign Licence

 

€55

 

Learner Permits

New learner permit and renewal applications.

Category added or removed.

€35

€35

* The Over 70's Renewal Driving Licences /Learner Permits will remain free

Payments

The National Driver Licence Service will accept the following payment methods with your application:

• Cash (where you attend in person at the NDLS centre)
• Cheque
• Bank draft
• Money order
• Debit card / credit card / prepaid credit card

The NDLS will only accept one method of payment for each application. The NDLS will only accept one payment for one application – a single payment for multiple applications will not be accepted.
Cheque, bank drafts or money orders must be made payable to 'National Driver Licence Service (NDLS)'. For applications paid for by cheque, please note that those applications will be placed on hold until the cheque clears.

The NDLS will process debit and credit card payments in accordance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) rules. If you wish to use a third party debit or credit card for payment, then the third party must be present in person to make the payment.

Cars and Trailers

What you need to know about towing a trailer on a car licence.

Can I tow a trailer on a car licence?

If you have a category B driving licence to drive a vehicle (car/jeep) you can tow a small trailer. If you want to tow a larger trailer you must have category BE on your licence. For information on licence categories click here.

Is there a weight limit for a vehicle?

The owner's manual will generally set a limit on the total weight of the vehicle and its load. This is known as the maximum authorised mass (MAM) and is also sometimes known as Design Gross Vehicle Weight (DGVW). It covers the weight of the vehicle, passengers, fuel as well as any load carried on a roof-rack. The manual will also give the unladen weight of the vehicle, ie. the weight of the vehicle without any passengers or load. To know the load which can be carried you subtract the unladen weight from the MAM. If, for example, the MAM is 2010 kg and the unladen weight of the vehicle is 1535kg, then the load which can be carried is 475kg.

What aside from the licence affects my right to tow a trailer?

Even though your driving licence entitles you to tow a trailer, the kind of trailer you can tow will also depend on your vehicle specification. The owner's manual will generally set out a Towing Capacity- sometimes called Towing Weights or Maximum Trailer Weights- for the vehicle. Some small vehicles might not be allowed to tow any trailer while larger vehicles have restrictions set by the manufacturer of these vehicles on the size of trailer which can be towed. In all such cases the type of trailer you can tow will be the lesser of that allowed by your licence or the towing capacity of your vehicle.

How can I find out more about towing capacity?

The towing capacity is described for licensing purposes as the maximum authorised mass (MAM). Your owner manual/handbook will have a section in it about vehicle specification that will tell you this and almost all vehicles will have a metal plate fixed to its body which also gives this information.

For trailers the MAM is the weight of a trailer itself together with the heaviest load which it can carry as specified by the trailer manufacturer.

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You can tow a trailer with a

  • MAM no greater than 750kg, and/or
  • Where the MAM of the trailer exceeds 750kg but where the MAM of the vehicle and trailer does not exceed 3500kg.

As a general rule your category B licence would not allow you to tow a horsebox or a livestock trailer for bringing animals to the local mart.

What trailers does my category BE licence cover?

You can tow a trailer

  • In all cases where the MAM of the vehicle and trailer combination is greater than 3500kg but less than 7000kg.
  • In cases where the MAM of the trailer is greater than 750kg. However, note previous question where in certain cases a category B licence will allow you to tow a trailer over 750kg.

A car with a towing capacity of 2000kg can draw a trailer with a plated MAM of 3500kg provided the combination of the weight of the trailer and any load does not exceed the towing capacity of the car e.g. 2000kg.

How do I obtain a car and trailer licence?

  • You must hold a current full driving licence in the category B (car).
  • You must first pass a driver theory test in the category BW (if not already passed to obtain a category B licence)
  • Apply for a learner Permit in category BE in an NDLS centre.
  • After passing a driving test in the car/jeep and trailer you can then apply for the category BE to be added to your full driving licence.

Why is it important that you tow the correct trailer for your vehicle?

If you tow a trailer that is greater than the permitted MAM you are not safe on the road and this has implications for your own safety as well as that of other road users. For that reason you should take time to understand what trailer is safe and legal to tow on our roads. Ultimately, you are legally responsible for ensuring that you have the correct licence and that you don't exceed the towing capacity.

How should the load on the trailer be positioned?

Loads should always be placed in a safe and secure position. Wherever possible, loads should be evenly distributed across the trailer and positioned in such a way as to keep the nose weight (i.e. the weight of trailer draw bar on the towing bracket) within the recommended limits for the towing vehicle. Consult your owner's manual for this figure.

For more information on trailers please click hereExternal Link.

Note this content is for reference and is not a statement of the law or a legal interpretation of the provisions relating to driver licences, this is a matter for the Courts.

Upgrade an automatic car driving licence to a manual one

If your Irish driving licence is only for automatic cars (denoted by code 78), you can upgrade it by passing a driving test in a manual car.

First apply for an unrestricted learner permit :

• You need to obtain a learner permit in the category B without a code 78 restriction – this application is made through the NDLS centre (Fee €35) – Application form

Second apply for a driving test:

Upon receipt of the learner permit, an application for a driving test can be made online.
(Please note if you are driving a manual car you will be regarded as a learner driver, thus all driving licence rules & regulations associated with the holder of a learner permit will apply i.e., “L” plates required, must be accompanied when driving etc). You can continue driving an automatic car if you fail your driving test in a manual car.

New manual driving licence:

Upon successfully passing your driving test, you can then make an application through an NDLS centre for a driving licence with the Code 78 restriction removed.  (Fee €35) – driving licence D401
(The display of “N” plates will not be required if you have held the automatic category on a driving licence for over 2 years)

Please note:
•             A theory test is not required. 
•             You do not have to wait 6 months before being able sit the practical driving test
•             You do not have to undertake EDT (essential driver training).

Driving licence codes

Some driving licences or learner permits will have Codes noted under Column 12 on the card licence or permit. Codes generally set out information that restrict the use of the licence or permit or place an obligation on the driver. In some cases the Codes will result from the outcome of a medical examination, or as a result of an adapted vehicle presented for a driving test, or perhaps, because the driver held a foreign licence with restrictions that must now be placed on an Irish licence having exchanged the foreign licence.

Some new Codes are being introduced from 1 January 2017, including Codes 61, 62(30), and 64(80) which allows for a driver to be restricted to driving in daylight hours, driving within a particular radius or within a particular speed. It is intended that these options would provide an alternative to being forced to stop driving completely because of medical circumstances. If you hold a licence or permit and medical or other circumstances mean that one of the Codes become relevant to your situation eg. following a crash you need to drive a vehicle with an adaption, you should contact the NDLS for advice on next steps.

The table below sets out details of the Codes and what they mean for any particular driver.

Table - Details of Codes on a Driving Licence or Learner Permit

Code Reference Details of Restriction
01 Sight correction and/or protection
02 Must wear hearing  aid/communication aid
03 Prosthesis/orthosis for the limbs
10 Modified transmission
15 Modified clutch
20 Modified braking system
25 Modified accelerator system
30 Modified combined braking and accelerator system
 31 Pedal adaptations and pedal safeguards
 32 Combined service brake and accelerator systems
 33 Combined service brake, accelerator and steering systems
35 Modified control layouts
40 Modified steering
42 Modified rear/side view devices 
43 Modified driving seating position
44.01 Motorcycle with single operated brake
44.02 Motorcycle with adapted front wheel brake
44.03 Motorcycle with adapted rear wheel brake
44.04 Motorcycle with adapted accelerator
44.05 Motorcycle with adjusted manual transmission and manual clutch
44.06 Motorcycle with adjusted rear-view mirror(s)
44.07 Motorcycle with adjusted commands direction indicators, braking light
44.08 Motorcycle with seat height allowing the driver, in sitting position, to have two feet on the surface at the same time and balance the motorcycle during stopping and standing
44.09 Maximum operation force of front wheel brake … N (*)
44.10 Maximum operation force of rear wheel brake … N (*)
44.11 Adapted foot-rest
44.12 Adapted hand grip
45 Motorcycle with sidecar only
46 Tricycles only
47 Restricted to vehicles of more than two wheels not requiring balance by the driver for starting, stopping and standing
50 Restricted to a specific vehicle/chassis number (vehicle identification number, VIN)
61 Limited to day time journeys one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset                                           
62 (30) Limited to journeys within a radius of 30 km from holder’s place of residence.        
63 Driving without passengers
 64(80) Limited to journeys with a speed not greater than 80 km/h
65  Driving authorised solely when accompanied by a holder of a driving licence of at least the equivalent category
66 Without trailer
67 No driving on motorways
68 No alcohol
69 Restricted to driving vehicles equipped with an alcohol interlock
70 Exchange of recognised driving licence
71 Duplicate licence
73 Restricted to category B vehicles of the motor quadricycle type (B1)
78 Restricted to vehicles with automatic transmission
79 Restricted to vehicles which comply with the specifications indicated in brackets
79.01 Restricted to two-wheel vehicles with or without side-car
79.02 Restricted to category AM vehicles of the three-wheel or light quadricycle type
79.03 Restricted to tricycles
79.04 Restricted to tricycles combined with a trailer having a maximum authorised mass not exceeding 750 kg
79.05 Category A1 motorcycle with a power/weight ratio above 0.1 kW/kg
79.06 Category BE vehicle where the maximum authorized mass of the trailer exceeds 3500 kg
80 Restricted to category A vehicle tricycles until reaches age of 24 years
81 Restricted to category A vehicle of the two-wheel motorcycle type until  reaches age of 21 years
96 Category B vehicles combined with a trailer with a maximum authorized mass exceeding 750 kg where the maximum authorized mass of such combination exceeds 3 500 kg but does not exceed 4,250 kg
97 Not authorised to drive a category C1 vehicle where use of a tachograph is required.
100 Restricted to vehicles adapted to suit disability of licencee
101 Renewal subject to submission of a valid medical report
102 Diplomatic licence
109 Must undergo the driving test within 2 months of issue
115 Organ donor
991 Holders of Learner Permits in categories A1, A2, AM, A, W and B must wait for 6 months before taking the driving test
992

Second Learner Permit in category

993

Third or subsequent Learner Permit in category

999

Must be accompanied by qualified driver

New Regulations for motorcycles

Licensing requirements and safety regulations that apply to motorcycles and mopeds.

Licensing categories

There are four licensing categories for motorcycles

  • Riders can progress through the categories (progressive access) in some cases by doing prescribed training rather than taking a driving test.
  • A driver can drive the most powerful bike at 24 without any previous experience i.e. direct access.
Category Vehicle type Minimum age*
AM Mopeds and Light quadricycles. 16 years
A1 Motorcycles with an engine capacity not exceeding 125 cubic centimetres, with a power rating not exceeding 11 kW and with a power to weight ratio not exceeding 0.1 kW/kg. Motor tricycles with a power rating not exceeding 15 kW. 16 years
A2 Motorcycles with a power rating not exceeding 35 kW, with a power to weight ratio not exceeding 0.2 kW/kg and not derived from a vehicle of more than double its power. 18 years
A Motorcycles and Motor tricycles. 24 years or 20 with progressive access

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Helmets:
Both rider and pillion must wear helmets while on a public road.

Licences:
You must hold a current driving licence or learner permit for a motorcycle or moped.

Tax/insurance:
You must display a current motor tax disc and have insurance cover before you can take your motorcycle or moped on a public road.

Pillion passengers:
It is a penal offence to carry a passenger if you hold a learner permit. And if you have a full licence, make sure your licence and insurance policy allow you to do so.

Alcohol:
The current limit for drink driving is 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, 107mg of alcohol per 100ml of urine or 35mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath.

Sidecars: 
These are permissible but must be properly constructed and fitted. They must have correct lighting and be adjoining the left side of the motorcycle.

Check this page regularly for new safety regulations for motorcyclists.

More about motorcycles

• Vehicle standards External Link for motorcycles