Trike Regulation as lined out by the section 613 regulation 3
A statement we hear a lot of is "I can't ride a trike as i only have a car licence" so we have set out the regulation as printed on
The Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendments) 2014, No 613, regulation 3
In regulation 7 (competence to drive classes of vehicle: special cases), after paragraph (9) insert the following paragraph-
(10) A person who holds a relevant full licence authorising the driving of vehicles of a class included in category B, other than vehicles in former sub-category B1 (invalid carriages) and is aged 21 or over may drive an A3 motor tricycle
A person who holds a relevant full licence authorising the driving of vehicles and if the person is over the age of 21 may drive a motor tricycle.
The other question we get a lot is "Do i have to wear a helmet?"
The simple answer is NO, there is no law which says you have to wear a helmet when riding a trike!
We personally don't advise this especially for long journeys. A helmet will protect you not just if your in an accident but also from flying debris and of course the wonderful British weather. Also it is important to note although it is not the law to wear a helmet on a trike, some insurance companies may use it against you should you be in an accident.