Motorcycle tests almost fully booked until 19 January 2013. 10/12/12
If you are looking to book a test before the new motorcycle rules come in next year, you may have to be quick as they are nearly all booked up - according to the Driving Standards Agency.
If candidates are unable to get a test before the new rules apply, it could affect the category of licence they were hoping to get.
The new rules are quite extensive, full details of which can be found on the www.gov.uk website.
The new rules relating to the type of motorcycle or moped you can use to take your test are summarised below.
Rules for mopeds
The moped you can use for your test after 19 January 2013 must:-
Rules for all motorcycles
The motorcycle you can use for your test after 19 January 2013 must:-
Automatic and semi-automatic motorcycles
If you pass the test on a motorcycle with automatic or semi-automatic transmission you will only get a full licence for those types of motorcycle.
The DSA has stated that any tests that have been cancelled due to bad weather can either be rescheduled for after the 19 January or the candidate can claim a refund.
No need to claim on your insurance
However if you were not at-fault for the accident, you can choose to either claim on your own insurance policy or make a claim independently of your insurer. To find out more call 02392 484 244 and we will be happy to help.
We and our partners help thousands of people make independent accident claims. Our service enables motorists to get the help and assistance they need to resolve their accident related issues, with the costs being recovered directly from the at-fault driver on your behalf.
No excess to pay
This money should of course be recovered by an insurer at a later date, but with our service - you do not have to pay it at all.
By using our independent claims service, you are not making a claim on your insurance policy and so you will have no excess to pay.
Receive a comparable replacement hire vehicle
Other policies may offer a 'courtesy car' but this is often just a 'basic' saloon or hatchback which may not be suitable for your needs.
Car Call and its partners will provide a comparable replacement vehicle as part of our service. This means we will endeavour to supply a hire-vehicle that similar to your own in terms of its type, make and engine size.
So whether you drive a small hatchback or a prestige sports car, we will look to provide a similar hire-vehicle that suits your needs.
Manufacturer approved vehicle repairs
Many of our accident repair centres are have manufacturer approvals for specific brands, so if you require a manufacturer approved repair centre, simply tell your personal claim handler and they will ensure your vehicle goes to an approved repairer.
Want you vehicle repaired by a specific garage? No problem, we can alternatively use a repairer that you specify.
They issues they can assist you with include:
- Recovery of the cost of the replacement hire-vehicle
- Recovery of the cost of uplifting your damaged vehicle
- Recovery of all repair costs
- Recovery of the cost of damaged of personal items
- Seeking financial compensation for an injury