I own a car and want a scooter for commuting, do I need a motorcycle licence?

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I own a car and want a scooter for commuting, do I need a motorcycle licence?

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If you have an Irish category B car licence then you can ride a 50cc moped scooter without taking any test, or applying for another licence – you just add the M category to your licence. You must insure the moped too.If you want to ride a 51cc-125cc or larger engine size scooter, and are aged 16 or older, then you need to apply for a provisional motorcycle, Category A1 licence. If you’re 18 years old you can apply for a category A provisional motorcycle/scooter licence. You are restricted to a 33bhp machine for the first two years and you then have two years to pass your motorcycle test.From December 1st 2007 all provisional or learner motorcycle/scooter riders in the ROI must wear a hi-vis tabard with the letter `L’ on it. The L must be at least 15cm tall.