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Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Driving Licences

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 72579, tabled on 9 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of enabling holders of licences for passenger carrying vehicles to drive large goods vehicles of a similar size, including after completing an additional module.

Answered on

16 November 2021

The regulations require drivers of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) to pass the relevant theory and practical tests applicable to that type of vehicle. Whilst there are some similarities in driving passenger carrying vehicles, it is an important part of maintaining road safety standards that HGV drivers have undergone the appropriate training and passed the different tests to drive safely.