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It would help a lot of businesses, maybe he'd restore the trailer entitlement too.
 

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Grant Shapps is looking into returning to the pre 1997 weight limits on a normal driving licence
So allowing anyone who has passed their test the scope to drive up to 7.5t? Or have I read that wrong?
 

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Yes G. That's how it used to be.
 
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So 17 year olds will be allowed to drive up to 7500kg?

What could possibly go wrong....
 

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I thought that the trailer test had already been cancelled . A local firm to me no longer do trailer training and tests I think it was done to get more HGV drivers through there test.
 

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I think some care is required in making any assumptions to what "pre 1997 weight limits on a normal driving licence " actually means. A licence issued between June 1990 and December 1996 seems very similar to now is ??? Remember Grant Shapps is the guy who said Smart Motorways are safe and decided replacing GB with UK as the vehicle identifier was a priority.

 

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Billy, the trailer restriction I was talking about was the reduction to 8250 gross.
 
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