Can you drive a 50cc scooter in france with a full uk license age 17?
No. Besides the fact that 17 years olds who have a British full UK licence are not allowed to drive a car in France, it does not entitle them to drive a motorbilke or a scooter either. The Ministry of the Interior has enforced that car drivers (with Type B permit and 2 years and one month of driving experience and driving a scooter 50 cc to 125cc) either get a motorbike license (Type A) or follow a specific, 7-hour scooter training, involving emergency breaking and balancing alone and with a passenger – which costs at least €250 and more depending on the moto école. The 14-year olds+ driving scooters less than 50 cc are obliged to follow a different training called Le Brevet de Sécurité Routière (BSR). If you are caught without a permit you risk a fine of €135 and a retraction of 3 points from your driver’s license.