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How do I know if my driving license is limited to Automatic?

Found 13th Sep 2010
How do I know if my driving license is limited to Automatic?

These are my codes:
B
BE
B1
fkp

Thanks.

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did you sit your test in an automatic? thats the only reason it wouldnt cover a manual.

How do I know if my driving license is limited to Automatic?


put it in the car and see if it uses the gear stick

Did you take it in Canada?

If you pass your test in a manual car you can drive both automatic and manual , if you pass you test in a automatic car you can only drive a automatic

Original Poster

Yeah... I sat my test in automatic...

So, just wanted to see where it says on my license that I can only drive automatic... I've read the codes BAuto, 73, or 106 are codes that stipulate "automatic transmissions only". But these codes appear nowhere on my card. So just wondered if it was supposed to. Does anyone here have an "automatic" only license and can tell me if it actually has those codes on their card?
Thanks.
Edited by: "moe922" 13th Sep 2010

Well on my license im limited to B B1 and fkp so im guessing you can drive a manual as mines manual

tinkerbell28

You can only drive automatics then.



Correct. If you only sat your test on an auto, you are not licensed to drive a manual, as you haven't been tested on your ability to drive using a manual gearbox.

Original Poster

So, just wanted to see where it says on my license that I can only drive automatic... I've read the codes BAuto, 73, or 106 are codes that stipulate "automatic transmissions only". But these codes appear nowhere on my card. So just wondered if it was supposed to. Does anyone here have an "automatic" only license and can tell me if it actually has those codes on their card?
Thanks.

Is the license from the DVLA? Maybe ring them up and ask? But if you can drive a manual and haven't done so before maybe have a couple of lessons before you do

Original Poster

tinkerbell28, thanks for your response. I'm not disputing that fact, nor am I attempting to drive in a manual car. But I just fully expected a code on my card to say that, and it doesn't. I'm trying to find out what other people have on their cards, and if it is a mistake on my issued card.

Original Poster

And, if I drove a manual, got stopped by a police officer, how is he/she supposed to distinguish whether I am legally allowed to drive a manual or automatic because it doesn't say so on my license...

moe922

So, just wanted to see where it says on my license that I can only drive … So, just wanted to see where it says on my license that I can only drive automatic... I've read the codes BAuto, 73, or 106 are codes that stipulate "automatic transmissions only". But these codes appear nowhere on my card. So just wondered if it was supposed to. Does anyone here have an "automatic" only license and can tell me if it actually has those codes on their card?Thanks.



Maybe they've made an error? Bottom line is you aren't qualified to drive a manual car if you haven't been examined in one.

Sloth/Mod

moe922

And, if I drove a manual, got stopped by a police officer, how is he/she … And, if I drove a manual, got stopped by a police officer, how is he/she supposed to distinguish whether I am legally allowed to drive a manual or automatic because it doesn't say so on my license...



Because they sit in there car and check the DVLA database.

Original Poster

I don't think the DVLA are open this late X)

Sloth/Mod

moe922

I don't think the DVLA are open this late X):{



The police don't ring them...........they have full access via computer.

Original Poster

So, the DVLA database is correct, just the issued card is incorrect? Wait a minute, we haven't even established if my license is printed wrong in the first place. I'm looking for someone with an automatic-only license to clarify....

Sloth/Mod

It is 100% if you passed in an automatic you CAN'T drive a manual. It's a common known law.

Even if your license is wrong you wouldn't get away with it as it's your responsability to ensure the details on it are correct as that is another criminal offence again.

moe922

So, the DVLA database is correct, just the issued card is incorrect? … So, the DVLA database is correct, just the issued card is incorrect? Wait a minute, we haven't even established if my license is printed wrong in the first place. I'm looking for someone with an automatic-only license to clarify....




My wife is a driving instructor. Trust me, if you only passed in an auto, that's what you can drive, an automatic.

Edited by: "moob" 13th Sep 2010

Original Poster

Thanks Syzable for your response. I think you're assuming I'm trying to drive a manual and get away with it. I'm not.

I'm trying to find out here, if my details are correct. Hence the question in the title. I commented on the DVLA not being open, because I can't call them now - not a reply to the Police Officer comment.

Bottom line is, I can't phone the DVLA now. I work during the day and can't phone them either. Therefore, I'm asking the HUKD community to shed some light. Hope that makes things a bit clearer. I fully appreciate the input. Thanks.

Seems the overwhelming response from the HUKD community is that you're not allowed to drive a manual, don't you?

Original Poster

Thanks moob for stating the obvious. My question was whether or not it is allowed.

Let me ask my question again, How do I know if my license is limited to automatic? It doesn't stipulate on my card. The codes provided in the booklet says BAuto is limited to automatic transmissions only, but it doesn't appear on my card. Neither does code 73 or 106. Is this a mistake from the DVLA? Thanks.
Edited by: "moe922" 13th Sep 2010

moob

Seems the overwhelming response from the HUKD community is that you're … Seems the overwhelming response from the HUKD community is that you're not allowed to drive a manual, don't you?



I don't think he's denying that, just making sure the details are correct

Original Poster

Yes, thank you sancho. :thumbsup:

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100120125514AAvuzkQ

that will give u your answer if its wrong
Edited by: "golemsmate" 13th Sep 2010

lol. the guy is trying to find out if his licence is wrong and you all just keep telling him what he already knows.

YOU CAN'T DRIVE A MANUAL CAR.....

just in case you were unsure OP.... lol

Sorry I don't have a licence to check for you.

Sloth/Mod

I think it's safe to say...........we all passed in a manual. lol

Banned

looking at the page that syzable posted, i'm assuming that if you were only allowed to drive automatics it would have

B auto

instead of B. so your licence entitles you to drive a manual but since you said that you took an automatic test you should get it updated or just not drive a manual.

looks like a mistake on your license to me
according to various websites it seems it should say B (automatic)

licencecheck.co.uk/cat…php

Also off DVLA it says
Can I use an automatic car for the driving test?

Yes. If a person passes a test in an automatic car then they are restricted to driving vehicles with automatic transmission thereafter. A full automatic licence acts as a provisional manual licence.

dvtani.gov.uk/pra…asp (NI but same as rest of UK)

Should always take your test in a manual and be a proper driver

Edited by: "Marty1981" 13th Sep 2010

Original Poster

Tinks, if you think about it, my question would give me the same answer. I listed my codes, and a manual license holder has confirmed that his/her license has the same codes on mine. So, How do I know if mine is limited to Automatic, with the given codes stated above.

And, as golemsmate's link stated, it should say code 78 on it. Which mine doesn't. So, it appears my issued license doesn't stipulate that it limits me to driving an automatic transmission. The uproar from the general HUKD community, however, knows that I passed my driving test in automatic, SO thereby my driving license as in the DVLA database only limits me to an automatic transmission.

SuperEd

can he drive a manual then ? .... lol

FFS

As Marty posted you can actually drive a manual car, as a learner. Presume you would just need L plates and an experienced driver with you like a normal learner would.

Original Poster

Thanks ChipSticks. :thumbsup:

I think, since my stated position is clear now, the general consensus is that it is a mistake with the DVLA issued license.

Thanks peeps. For all helpful comments (you know who you are), I appreciate the help and will leaave Rep if I figure how this new system works.

moe922

Tinks, if you think about it, my question would give me the same answer. … Tinks, if you think about it, my question would give me the same answer. I listed my codes, and a manual license holder has confirmed that his/her license has the same codes on mine. So, How do I know if mine is limited to Automatic, with the given codes stated above.And, as golemsmate's link stated, it should say code 78 on it. Which mine doesn't. So, it appears my issued license doesn't stipulate that it limits me to driving an automatic transmission. The uproar from the general HUKD community, however, knows that I passed my driving test in automatic, SO thereby my driving license as in the DVLA database only limits me to an automatic transmission.



You know yours is limited to automatic as you stated you passed in an automatic a possible printing error will not remove your legal obligation of knowing you hold the correct licence for what you drive

Original Poster

Thanks Marty for clearing that up. Moob, thanks for your efforts anyway. Please don't get... well, I don't know what emotions are running through you now... but thanks for trying

Original Poster

Yes, Marty, I know. Again, that was not the aim of my question. I just wanted to know if it was a printing error. If you read the earlier posts, I'm not trying to drive a manual car. Thanks again

moe922

Thanks Marty for clearing that up. Moob, thanks for your efforts anyway. … Thanks Marty for clearing that up. Moob, thanks for your efforts anyway. Please don't get... well, I don't know what emotions are running through you now... but thanks for trying



Mainly frustration, wonder, disbelief, amazement, and of course superiority.

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