Turn over your driving licence and you’re wondering, what do these letters mean?
Chances are that you’ve had your driving licence for a while, but you may not have a good idea of what vehicles you can drive.
You may be wondering what is fkq on your driving licence.
Don’t worry, we have you covered.
Read our guide to UK Driving Licence Explained for more.
The back of the driving licence has four columns: columns 9, 10, 11, and 12.
- Vehicle Categories: Column 9 displays all the types of vehicles allowed on highways and public roads.
- Category Valid From Date: Column 10 shows the earliest date from which the category is valid. You can start driving the category from the date written in this column.
- Category Valid to Date: Column 11 shows the expiry date of the category. For instance, in the driving licence image above, you cannot drive a motorbike after 29 August 2041.
- Restriction Codes: Column 12 has all the driving licence codes that show what kinds of restrictions you have in the following vehicle category.
|Category||Vehicle Type||Minimum age||Note|
At 16 you can drive tractors less than 2.45m wide. It must only pull trailers less than 2.45m wide with two wheels, or four wheels that are close-coupled.
|K||Mowing machines or vehicles controlled by someone on foot||16||
Motor vehicles with fewer than four wheels with a maximum design speed exceeding 45km/h but not exceeding 50km/h and which, if propelled by an internal combustion engine, has a cylinder capacity not exceeding 50cc.
Motor vehicles with fewer than four wheels which if propelled by an internal combustion engine, has a cylinder capacity not exceeding 50cc and, if not equipped with pedals by means of which the vehicle is capable of being propelled, has a maximum design speed not exceeding 25km/h.