The photocard driving licence explained:
Your driving license includes your surname, first name, date, and place of birth (1,2 and 3). The date the photocard was issued is 4a and the date the driving licence expires is 4b. 4c is the authority that issued the license, in the UK this is the DVLA. 5 is your own unique driving licence number (which is needed for car insurance). 6 is your photograph. 7 is the holder’s signature which is embedded within your photocard. The holder’s address is number 8 and number 9 covers the categories your licence covers.
Categories on the back of a driving license.
If you have passed your standard driving test, you can also drive the following vehicles:
AM: Two or three-wheeled vehicles that have a maximum speed of 25km/h.
B: Drive vehicles up to 3,500kg with eight passengers and tow a trailer of up to 750kg maximum authorised mass.
fkq: Qualified to drive a tractor, a pedestrian-controlled vehicle or mowing machine, and a two-wheeled or three-wheeled vehicle without pedals with an engine size of 55c.
Standard UK driving test: A driver must have applied for a provisional driving licence and be 17 years old. Standard driving tests include two elements. Firstly, the theory test. The test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions on the Highway Code and a series of hazard perception videos. Once passed, you can go ahead and book your practical (if your instructor thinks you are ready). The practical test is around 40 minutes, and you will be asked a ‘tell me’ and ‘show me’ question. Additionally, you will be required to complete a manoeuvre and potentially an emergency stop. Once passed, apply for your full UK driving licence and start driving!