Things to know when you want a Driving License (Motor Cycle & Motor Tricycle)
- You have to be at least 18 years old.
- You are physically fit to drive.
- If you have any physical disabilities, you may have to attend the driving ability assessment before applying for a driving test.
Taking a Driving Test
1. You should pass the written test (Part A Test) on the Road Users' Code, and have to enroll with a designated driving school for a mandatory training course for acquiring the basic knowledge and skills to manoeuvre a motor cycle, before taking the competence test (Part B Test).
2. To apply for a motor cycle learner's driving licence within two years after passing the Competence Test (Part B Test). (If you have applied for motor cycle driving tests on or before 1 January 1990, you can obtain approval from the Transport Department for exemption of the competence test.)
3. After passing the competence test (Part B Test), you can make a road test (Part C Test) appointment either by yourself or through a designated driving school.
4. If you want to take a driving test, you have to apply for a driving test form in order to make a driving test appointment.
For the basic requirements of the Test, and the protective helmet requirements, please refer to the Guide to Motor Cycle & Motor Tricycle Driving Test.
If you are a repeater, you can make your appointment online.
Learn to Drive
No matter which alternative you choose, make sure you receive sufficient training and possess basic driving skills and enough on-road experience before taking driving tests. For learner drivers without any driving experience, it is recommended at least 30 hours of driver training before taking the test.
Learner drivers could receive driver training through one of the following ways:
1. Government Designated Driving Schools
Click here for information about Government Designated Driving Schools
2. Private Driving Instructors
You can also receive driver training from private driving instructors. A list of private driving instructors is posted at our Driving Test Appointment Office. Besides, the contact lists of Private Driving Instructors published by Transport Department can be viewed here.
In addition, some private organisations together with private driving instructors set up private driving schools with various sizes. Such private driving schools would also organize driver training courses to public.
Government designated driving schools, private driving instructors and private driving schools offer different kinds of driver training courses in the market. Learner drivers should consider the following before they decide to join any course:
1. contents of the training courses
2. restrictions on training courses with special offers
3. prices of the courses and their total training hours
4. reputation of the driving instructors or the driving schools
5. advice and recommendations from friends and other driving licence holders
Apply for a Driving License
Once you have passed your driving tests, you can approach the Licensing Office of the Transport Department after 7 working days but not exceeding 3 years from the date of passing the driving test to apply for a probationary driving licence. You have to complete a mandatory 12-month probationary driving period before you can apply for a full driving licence.
For more details, please visit the Guidebook for Driving License.