Rules of the Road
CAUTION UPDATING
To Road Traffic Laws as at 1 March 2013

Appendix 5:

Representative vehicles for the driving test

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Driving test vehicle category Representative Vehicle if registered before
01/01/2004
Representative Vehicle if registered on or after
1/1/2004
Category A Motorcycle (without a sidecar) with an engine capacity greater than 125cc., and capable of a speed of at least 100km/h. Motorcycle (without a sidecar) with an engine capacity greater than 125cc., and capable of a speed of at least 100km/h.
Category A1 Motorcycle (without a sidecar) with an engine capacity not exceeding 125cc. The machine must have (a) an engine capacity greater than 50cc. or (b) a maximum design speed of more than 45km/h. Motorcycles without a sidecar with an engine capacity not exceeding 125cc. The machine must have (a) an engine capacity greater than 50 cc. or (b) a maximum design speed of more than 45km/h.
Category M Two-wheeled mechanicallypropelled vehicle, not capable of being manually propelled. The machine must have an engine capacity not exceeding 50cc., and have a maximum design speed not exceeding 45km/h. Two-wheeled mechanically-propelled vehicle, not capable of being manually propelled. The machine must have an engine capacity not exceeding 50cc. and have a maximum design speed not exceeding 45km/h.
Category B Four-wheeled vehicles (e.g. cars/light vans) having a gross vehicle weight not exceeding 3,500 kg., with passenger accommodation for not more than 8 people, and capable of a speed of at least 100km/h. Four-wheeled vehicles (cars/light vans) with passenger accommodation for not more than 8 people, a gross vehicle weight not exceeding 3,500kg. capable of a speed of at least 100km/h.
Category C Vehicles, (trucks) with passenger accommodation for not more than 8 people, having a gross vehicle weight of at least 10,000 kg., a length of at least 7 metres, and capable of a speed of at least 80km/h. Vehicles (rigid trucks/large vans) with passenger accommodation for not more than 8 people, a gross vehicle weight of at least 12,000 kg., a length of at least 8 metres, a width of at least 2.4 metres, capable of a speed of at least 80km/h. The vehicle must be fitted with anti-lock brakes, be equipped with a gearbox having at least 8 forward ratios, and recording equipment (tachograph). The cargo compartment shall consist of a closed box body, which is at least as wide and as high as the cab.
Category C1 Vehicles, (e.g. larger vans/light trucks) with passenger accommodation for not more than 8 persons, having a gross vehicle weight of at least 4000 kg., but not exceeding 7,500 kg., and capable of a speed of at least 80km/h. Vehicles (larger vans/light trucks) with passenger accommodation for not more than 8 persons, a gross vehicle weight of at least 4,000 kg., but not more than 7,500 kg., a length of at least 5 metres, and capable of a speed of at least 80km/h. The vehicle shall be fitted with anti-lock brakes, and with recording equipment (tachograph). The cargo compartment shall consist of a closed box body which is at least as wide and as high as the cab.
Category D Vehicles (buses) having passenger accommodation for more than 16 persons being at least 9 metres in length and capable of a speed of at least 80km/h. Vehicles (buses) having passenger accommodation for more than 16 persons, a length of at least 10 metres, a width of at least 2.4 metres and capable of a speed of at least 80km/h. The vehicle shall be fitted with anti-lock brakes, and recording equipment (tachograph).
Category D1 Vehicles (minibuses) having passenger accommodation for more than 8 people, but not more than 16 people, and capable of a speed of at least 80km/h. Vehicles (minibuses) having passenger accommodation for more than 8 but not more than 16 people, a gross vehicle weight of at least 4,000 kg., a length of at least 5 metres, and capable of a speed of at least 80km/h. The vehicle shall be fitted with anti-lock brakes, and with recording equipment (tachograph).
Category EB A combination, made up of a category B test vehicle with a trailer, capable of a speed of at least 100km/h. which should be either (a) a 4 wheel drive vehicle and trailer, or a vehicle with a minimum length of at least 4.25 metres, and a trailer, which does not fall within Category B. The trailer used shall have a gross vehicle weight of at least 1,400 kg., and have internal dimensions of at least 2.4 metres by 1.2 metres. Combinations, made up of a category B test vehicle which should be either (a) a minimum length of at least 4.25 metres, or (b) a 4 wheel drive vehicle, and a trailer with a gross vehicle weight of at least 1,400 kg., capable of a speed of at least 100km/h, which does not fall within Category B. The cargo compartment of the trailer shall consist of a closed box body which is at least as wide and as high as the motor vehicle, and have a length of at least 2.4 metres. (The closed box body may also be slightly less wide than the motor vehicle, provided that the view to the rear is only possible by use of the external rearview mirrors of the motor vehicle).
Category EC Articulated vehicle with at least 4 axles, having a combined gross vehicle weight of at least 18,000 kg., an overall length of at least 12 metres, and capable of a speed of at least 80km/h. Either (a) an articulated vehicle, or (b) *a combination of a category C test vehicle and a trailer of at least 7.5 metres in length. Both the articulated vehicle and the combination shall have passenger accommodation for not more than 8 persons, at least 4 axles, a gross vehicle weight of at least 20,000 kg., a length of at least 14 metres, a width of at least 2.4 metres and be capable of a speed of at least 80km/h. The vehicle shall be fitted with anti-lock brakes, be equipped with a gearbox having at least 8 forward ratios, and recording equipment (tachograph). The cargo compartment shall consist of a closed box body which is at least as wide and as high as the cab.
Category EC1 A combination made up of a category C1 test vehicle with a trailer, capable of a speed of at least 80km/h. and with an overall length of at least 8 metres. The trailer used shall have a gross vehicle weight of at least 2,000 kg., and have internal dimensions of at least 2.4 by 1.2 metres. A combination made up of a category C1 test vehicle, and a trailer with a gross vehicle weight of at least 2,000 kg. The combination shall be at least 8 metres in length, and shall be capable of a speed of at least 80km/h, The combination shall have a gross vehicle weight of not more than 12,000kg., and the gross vehicle weight of the trailer must not exceed the unladen weight of the drawing vehicle. The cargo compartment of the trailer shall consist of a closed box body which is at least as wide and as high as the drawing vehicle, and have a length of at least 2.4. metres. (The closed box body may also be slightly less wide than the drawing vehicle, provided that the view to the rear is only possible by use of the external rear-view mirrors of the motor vehicle.)
Category ED A combination made up of category D test vehicle, and a trailer with a gross vehicle weight of at least 1,400 kg., capable of a speed of 80km/h. The trailer used shall have internal dimensions of at least 2.4m by 1.2m. A combination made up of a category D test vehicle, and a trailer with a gross vehicle weight of at least 1,400 kg., capable of a speed of at 80km/h. the cargo compartment of the trailer shall consist of a closed box body which is at least 2 metres wide, 2 metres high, and have a length of at least 2.4 metres.
Category ED1 A combination made up of a category D1 test vehicle with a trailer, capable of a speed of at least 80km/h. The trailer used shall have a gross vehicle weight of at least 1,400 kg. and have internal dimensions of at least 2.4 metres by 1.2 metres A combination made up of a category D1 test vehicle, and a trailer with a gross vehicle weight of at least 1,400 kg., capable of a speed of at least 80km/h. The cargo compartment of the trailer shall consist of a closed box body which is at least 2 metres wide, 2 metres high, and have a length of at least 2.4 metres. The combination shall have a gross vehicle weight of not more than 12,000kg., and the gross vehicle weight of the trailer must not exceed the unladen weight of the drawing vehicle.
Category W Works vehicles, and land tractors. Works vehicles and land tractors.





















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