Driving Licence Laws

The necessity of a licence

It is an offence for anyone to drive a motor vehicle on a road without a licence, and you must have the correct licence for the class of vehicle you are driving. Therefore it is essential to ensure that at all times you are carrying the right type of licence and that your licence is valid and up to date.

For information on what type of licence you need, see Driving Licence Categories. Alternatively, for circumstances which may affect the status of your driving licence, see Changes to your Driving Licence.

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