Vehicle tests have become more complex over the years with several modules and more extensive theory tests.
Full motorcycle licence holders who’ve held their licences pre-2001, also have a B1 classification which allows them to use “Motor tricycles / quad cycles, 3 or 4 wheeled vehicles with an un-laden weight not exceeding 550kg”.
Armed with this category they do not have to take the car theory test. However, no such dispensation exists for existing car licence holders to skip their motorcycle theory test.
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