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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I apply for a license?
You apply to the Motor Taxation Office of your local County Council or City Council.

Please explain the category A2 (motorcycle) restriction?
Anyone granted a first learner permit in category A2 on or after January 2013 is restricted to driving motorcycles with an engine power output not exceeding 35kw or a power/weight ratio not exceeding 0.2kw/kg. This restriction applies for the duration of all learner permits and also during the validity of full license (not two years from date of test).

How do I know if my motorcycle falls within the restriction limits?
Manufactures and suppliers will advise on the power outputs of individual motorcycles.

I have a 1000cc motorcycle. May I drive this with an A learner permit?
Yes. Restrictor kits may only be fitted to motorcycles not exceeding double the 35kw output.


When I am granted my full license in A category, may I drive any size motorcycle I wish?
Yes.

I have a full B (car) license. Does this entitle me to drive a motorcycle?
The holder of a category B license granted prior to 21 October, 2006 is entitled to drive a moped up to 50cc with a maximum design speed of 45 km/hour. All category B licenses granted, for the first time, on or after 21 October, 2006 do not hold this entitlement. Such license holders wishing to drive a category M vehicle would have to obtain a learner permit in category M and successfully undergo the practical driving test in order to obtain a full license in this category.

I have a learner permit A license. May I carry a passenger?
Learner permit holders in Categories A, A1 A2 or AM are not permitted to carry passengers.

Where can I access more information about licences and Direct Access IBT?
Log onto www.rsa.ie