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Direct / Accelerated Access

If you are 21 years or over, or you reach 21 before your 2 years restriction ends your options are:

Direct Access: If you are 21 years or older, after completing your theory test you may ride a motorbike of more than 500cc provided you are accompanied at all times and in radio contact by an approved bike instructor until practical test has been passed. Then you may drive any size of bike.

Accelerated Access: If you have reached 21 years before your 2 years restriction has passed you may go on to sit another practical test under the direct access scheme.

New 2 Part Motorcycle Test October 2008

The new two part Motorcycle Test commences on 29 September 2008. This has been introduced by the European Commission in the guise of EU Licence Directive 2. The only DSA site for the West of Scotland to be open at the start of this test is Glasgow.