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Do I need any Drive Licence to ride scooter 50cc?
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Your best bet would be to check the official driving licence site out

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Do I need any Drive Licence to ride scooter 50cc?
Yes. Category AM for a moped (not exceeding 49cc and maximum speed of 45kph).
You will need A1 if the top speed is higher than 45kph.
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Re: Licence

Hi, I have a closely related question,

If you have an AM license, and a 49cc scooter (zoomer....) do you still need to do the the IBT? Or can you head straight for the road?

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Hi, I have a closely related question,

If you have an AM license, and a 49cc scooter (zoomer....) do you still need to do the the IBT? Or can you head straight for the road?

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Ibt is still needed.
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Hi, I have a closely related question,

If you have an AM license, and a 49cc scooter (zoomer....) do you still need to do the the IBT? Or can you head straight for the road?

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Seeking an insurance quote would answer that. Being caught with no insurance, ya dont want to go there.
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I got a quote, and paid for it. No mention of IBT, and I said it was AM.


And i agree, I dont want to end up getting this wrong.

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Re: Licence

Originally Posted by wanderingmerv
I got a quote, and paid for it. No mention of IBT, and I said it was AM.


And i agree, I dont want to end up getting this wrong.

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Its the responsibility of the rider to ensure they are legal on the roads and the insurance company wont give a toss but will take your money anyway.

Check the NDLS site and any IBT instructor will go over all the requirements with you too.
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Originally Posted by wanderingmerv
I got a quote, and paid for it. No mention of IBT, and I said it was AM.


And i agree, I dont want to end up getting this wrong.

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It's your responsibility to be legal, insurance company won't go through everything for you. Know a few fellas who don't have their ibt but have tax and insurance, it's pointless if anything happens as they will be uninsured, only good thing is the bike will pop up on the garda number plate system as being taxed and insured so mightn't get pulled over.
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Re: Licence

Originally Posted by wanderingmerv
Hi, I have a closely related question,

If you have an AM license, and a 49cc scooter (zoomer....) do you still need to do the the IBT? Or can you head straight for the road?

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If you have a full AM licence, you can ride a moped.

How/when did you acquire your AM licence?
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Re: Licence

Always been there, been on the license for over 20 years. Same as my C1 so I can drive 7.5 ton trucks. doing the test back in the 80's, you just ticked all you could....

This is'nt for me, I've a full A having done the ibt and test a couple of years ago. This is for someone else who wants to put their toe in the water with a scooter....

Dont get me wrong, we're not trying to take a shortcut. Wondering what's the story. And, if they do the IBT, and then later decide to get a motorcycle license (A), do they have to do the IBT again? It's not that clear... It would seem you could do the IBT before having done the motorcycle theory test....

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Re: Licence

Originally Posted by wanderingmerv
This is for someone else who wants to put their toe in the water with a scooter.....
If they have a full AM licence, they can take to the road on a scooter now.

If they are starting on a new learner permit, they will have to go
through the full process. Theory test, learner permit, IBT and
then take the test after six months+.

And, if they do the IBT, and then later decide to get a motorcycle license (A), do they have to do the IBT again?
Short answer: Yes.

They need to make sure they do IBT for the correct category.
It would be foolish to do IBT for AM (50cc 45kmh) and then
decide to upgrade to a higher category a few months later.
As a general rule, you should do IBT and the test on the highest
category available. Age 24+ A, 18+ A2, 16+ A1.


It's not that clear... It would seem you could do the IBT before having done the motorcycle theory test....
Theory test first.

Apply for learner permit.

Do the necessary IBT modules. You must have the learner permit
before IBT.

Once IBT is completed, you can ride on the road unaccompanied.
After six months from the issue date of your learner permit, you
can take the test and get a full licence.
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Re: Licence

As ^^ said your friend can take to the road now on a 50cc. If he wants to go for bike licence he'll have to do ibt anyway, so my advice would be get the learner permit and do the ibt the training is handy anyway. And I imagine he'll be sick of scooters after no time, I see lads on 50cc scooters riding in cycle lanes and stuff because the yoke only goes about 50 km/h. Maybe get him to try and get a go off a scooter and who knows he might be able to put up with being passed out by cyclists.
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Thanks all!
Full story: I ride a regular bike, and my wife goes pillion sometimes. We've just got her a honda zoomer to put her toe in the water so to speak. She has a full AM, and we got insurance yesterday, so we're ok legally. I'll still get her to do some trainning to learn some roadcraft / safety stuff. If she likes it, then it's down the full path - theory, ibt and so on. If she does'nt like it then it's better to know now.

I went to the shops on the zoomer myself the other day, quick they aint, but a ball of fun!

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