UK Driving Licence Codes

Driving Licence Categories and Codes

The Driving Licence codes can be found on the reverse of the DL. Consult the table below to understand the meaning of the codes.

See the Driving Licence Categories article for information on DL Categories.

UK Driving Licence (Rear)

The codes printed on the back of your driving licence tell you what conditions you must meet to drive.

Code Meaning
01 eyesight correction, for example glasses or contact lenses
02 hearing/communication aid
10 modified transmission
15 modified clutch
25 modified accelerator systems
30 combined braking and accelerator systems (for licences issued before 28 November 2016)
31 pedal adaptations and pedal safeguards
32 combined service brake and accelerator systems
33 combined service brake, accelerator and steering systems
35 modified control layouts
40 modified steering
42 modified rear-view mirror(s)
43 modified driving seats
44 modifications to motorbikes
44(1) single operated brake
44(2) adapted front wheel brake
44(3) adapted rear wheel brake
44(4) adapted accelerator
44(5) (adjusted) manual transmission and manual clutch
44(6) (adjusted) rear-view mirror(s)
44(7) (adjusted) commands (direction indicators, braking light, etc)
44(8) seat height allowing the driver, in sitting position, to have two feet on the surface at the same time and balance the motorcycle during stopping and standing
44(11) adapted foot rest
44(12) adapted hand grip
45 motorbikes only with sidecar
46 tricycles only (for licences issued before 29 June 2014)
70 exchange of licence
71 duplicate of licence
78 restricted to vehicles with automatic transmission
79 restricted to vehicles in conformity with the specifications stated in brackets on your licence
79(2) restricted to category AM vehicles of the 3-wheel or light quadricycle type
79(3) estricted to tricycles
96 allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer where the trailer weighs at least 750kg, and the combined weight of the vehicle and trailer is between 3,500kg and 4,250kg
97 not allowed to drive category C1 vehicles which are required to have a tachograph fitted
101 not for hire or reward (that is, not to make a profit)
102 drawbar trailers only
103 subject to certificate of competence
105 vehicle not more than 5.5 metres long
106 restricted to vehicles with automatic transmissions
107 not more than 8,250 kilograms
108 subject to minimum age requirements
110 limited to transporting persons with restricted mobility
111 limited to 16 passenger seats
113 limited to 16 passenger seats except for automatics
114 with any special controls required for safe driving
115 organ donor
118 start date is for earliest entitlement
119 weight limit for vehicle does not apply
121 restricted to conditions specified in the Secretary of State’s notice
122 valid on successful completion: Basic Moped Training Course. (This does not apply to trial e-scooters)
125 tricycles only (for licences issued before 29 June 2014)

Source: 🌍—Driving licence codes

Updated on 2023-03-18

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