+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Registered User +
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Watford
    Posts
    926
    Reputation: 411

    Default What Licence To Drive A Recovery Vehicle??

    As title, just out of interest, what are the legalities regarding driving licences for recovery vehicles? Im looking to buy a small beavertail truck for the starlet.

    Im guessing it will be weight/load dependant?
    Can any be used on a normal car licence??
    Iv had a search but it seems very vauge. i have a normal licence obtained in 2006. Any info would be great.

    cheers

  2. #2
    Paid Member sacodetoro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    N.Ireland
    Posts
    784
    Reputation: 1073

    Default What Licence To Drive A Recovery Vehicle??

    I think you're allowed to tow a trailer up to 2 tonne including the trailer if that is the case you should be fine with the starlet

  3. #3
    Registered User +
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Wicklow, Eire
    Posts
    255
    Reputation: 195

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gtstu View Post
    As title, just out of interest, what are the legalities regarding driving licences for recovery vehicles? Im looking to buy a small beavertail truck for the starlet.

    Im guessing it will be weight/load dependant?
    Can any be used on a normal car licence??
    Iv had a search but it seems very vauge. i have a normal licence obtained in 2006. Any info would be great.

    cheers
    http://www.irishmotoring.ie/cms/publ...river_1014.php Hope that helps mate

  4. #4
    Registered User +
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Watford
    Posts
    926
    Reputation: 411

    Default

    is that just for ireland? what i can gather i can drive a truck with a car loaded on it as long as it dont weigh over 3.5 tonnes?

  5. #5
    Administrator Texx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    4,834
    Reputation: 6544

    Default

    Your limited to vehicle that has a Maximum Authorised Mass of 3.5 tonnes. Something based on a van like a Transit etc... will probably be fine, but you'll need to check that the Maximum Authorised Mass of the vehicle does not exceed 3.5 tonnes. If it does and your caught driving it, then basically your driving without a license.


    This might be of some interest:

    http://www.toyotagtturbo.com/forums/...ad.php?t=51154

  6. #6
    Paid Member Rob H's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Barnsley
    Posts
    1,154
    Reputation: 812 Members Garage: 1

    Default

    The licensing laws are backwards in this area all together if you ask me! I have been driving 11 years I have a full Bike license, full P.S.V (BUS) license and can drive bendy busses and also tow a bus with a bus so talking over 100ft in length!! BUT I CAN NOT DRIVE A 7.5 tone truck!!! how daft is that!! and now if you passed your test after 1997 you may have to take a test just to tow a trailer at around 700!! and if you fail its about the same every time you take the test! for more info I would have a look at this there is a lot of good info for this subject.

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...les/DG_4022521

  7. #7
    Registered User +
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Sperrin Mountains, NEEH!
    Posts
    1,266
    Reputation: 637 Members Garage: 1

    Default

    I passed my test in 1997 and I hired out a 7.5 tonn truck to move house okay, the guy checked my license and said no problem. He said its only the new licenses that don't allow it (from a certain year onwards). Best checking with the license website to see what the limits are.

  8. #8
    Paid Member Rob H's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Barnsley
    Posts
    1,154
    Reputation: 812 Members Garage: 1

    Default

    yes if you passed in 97 you can I passed in 99 the law changed some where between these years so I carnt so it looks like I am stuck to driving busses unless work gets round to putting me in for my class 1 which they have been going to do for the last 6 years!!!

+ Reply to Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts