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May 12

Posts: 111

LearnerRider says:

Bike Licence vs Car Licence

Hi all I need a little advise from you guys......

I'm having a little argument at the moment with my dad over getting a car licence.
I have owned a 50cc for a year and have just put down a deposit for a new 13 plate 125cc bike. I love biking and subsequently have been bitten by the biking bug! I have had a few car lessons and just don't enjoy it as much as my biking.

My dad however thinks I should keep going to get my car licence, but I don't see the point of spending hundreds of pounds on a pointless car licence as insurance for all new drivers is a JOKE! Try £4000 for size! My argument is that its much cheaper (and more fun) riding bikes, and you don't get punished for passing your test.

What do you lads (and lasses) think I should do? I have no real interest in cars tbh and I don't ever actually see my self ever owing one. Any help or convincing arguments appreciated. 

Thanks Ash 
Ride Safe 

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Mar 11

Posts: 464

johnlad1 says:

i was the same only wanted a bike

but im going to get my driving liscence as well as my bike liscence love my bike wouldnt ever get rid of it but just having a driving liscence is a good idea should you ever be in a situation where you need a car you dont actuly need to go out buy a car and get it insured just having the liscence will lower your insurance year on year 

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Mar 07

Posts: 3215

Boult says:

I'd say

do the car test too.

It could be in a year or 2 you have a job where the boss then has the option of throwing the van keys at you to do a couple of deliveries.

See it as another 'string to your bow'  :wink:

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Sep 09

Posts: 1766

beaconsman says:


Definitely do both, I passed my car test at 17 and 5 months, (family had farms so was driving from early age)...i got  all other categories from army.:laugh:

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Aug 02

Posts: 997

ANichol says:

I held off car licence

until I was 26. Stupid idea. Get a car licence to give yourself more choice; you're not obliged to use it afterall. Years down  the line you may want to drive around a potential spouse and/or kids. That might seem like forever-away, but why persist in keeping barriers to options in later life?

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