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Moped

Posted: Tue Jul 5, 2022 8:33pm
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Helen High waters

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Hi was thinking of getting a little moped to get about . What cc can you ride with uk driving license only . Don't think i can put myself through poorly translated multiple choice and driving test so was thinking about a moped ? Thanks for your reply 

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Posted: Tue Jul 5, 2022 10:14pm

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Paolo51

Posted: Wed Jul 6, 2022 7:11am

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Posted: Wed Jul 6, 2022 7:11am

As a resident would you not be in the same position as driving a car on a UK license if pulled up by the guardia? After all a moped is a motorised vehicle that as far as I know requires the correct Spanish license. I would check with authorities before risking it.

Darro

Posted: Wed Jul 6, 2022 9:39am

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Posted: Wed Jul 6, 2022 9:39am

Correct, a licence is valid - or not - for all or nothing. 

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Posted: Wed Jul 6, 2022 9:47am

Helen High waters wrote on Tue Jul 5, 2022 8:33pm:

Hi was thinking of getting a little moped to get about . What cc can you ride with uk driving license only . Don't think i can put myself through poorly translated multiple choice and driving test so was thinking about a moped ? Thanks for your reply 

If you are a resident you will need to take a Spanish driving test as your uk licence will soon be invalid. 

Steve 

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Posted: Wed Jul 6, 2022 9:57am

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Posted: Wed Jul 6, 2022 9:57am

How about an electric bicycle? I understand Hugh Elliot UK ambassador will make a further announcement re UK driving license exchange at the end of July. Maybe if a few people pulled their fingers out of their a***holes they might achieve a positive outcome?

tebo53

Posted: Wed Jul 6, 2022 10:50am

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Posted: Wed Jul 6, 2022 10:50am

Lancelot wrote on Wed Jul 6, 2022 9:57am:

How about an electric bicycle? I understand Hugh Elliot UK ambassador will make a further announcement re UK driving license exchange at the end of July. Maybe if a few people pulled their fingers out of their a***holes they might achieve a positive outcome?

I agree about an electric bicycle. The manufacturers have got the design and technology about right now so a good investment. And you don't have to pay road tax or have a licence......

Steve 

Paolo51

Posted: Wed Jul 6, 2022 12:17pm

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Posted: Wed Jul 6, 2022 12:17pm

Electric bike would work but you would be more vulnerable to drivers who think cyclist of any type are just a nuisance and not a legal road user with every right to be there.

Helen High waters

Posted: Wed Jul 6, 2022 11:55pm

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Posted: Wed Jul 6, 2022 11:55pm

Paolo51 wrote on Wed Jul 6, 2022 7:11am:

As a resident would you not be in the same position as driving a car on a UK license if pulled up by the guardia? After all a moped is a motorised vehicle that as far as I know requires the correct Spanish license. I would check with authorities before risking it.

Hi thanks . Not planning to risk anything thats why im trying to see what the law says . Thanks  

Golandrina

Posted: Fri Jul 8, 2022 7:51am

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Posted: Fri Jul 8, 2022 7:51am

Have a look at the N332 website.   This site, and their Facebook page, deals with anything to do with driving in Spain for English speaking people.   It is run in collaboration with officers of the Guardia Civil and has an English version of the Spanish equivalent of the Highway Code.

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