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Driving Licence Codes List

On the back of your driving licence, you will see section number 12, which is where there may be a number of codes which are observations or restrictions that the driver must conform to, such as wearing spectacles for example.

Here are some of those codes. There may be minor regional differences in some cases.

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01 – Eyesight correction, for example glasses or contact lenses

01.02 – Contact lenses

02 – Hearing/communication aid

03 – Prosthesis/Orthosis of the limbs

05 – Limited use due to medical reasons

05.01 – Limited to daytime journeys

05.02 – Limited to journeys within a set radius from the holder’s place of residence, or only inside a set city or region.

05.03 – Driving without passengers

05.04 – Limited to journeys with a speed not greater than a set limit

05.05 – Driving authorised only when accompanied by a holder of a driving licence

05.06 – Without a trailer

05.07 – No driving on motorways

05.08 – No alcohol

10 – Modified transmission

15 – Modified clutch

20 – Modified braking systems

25 – Modified accelerator systems

30 – Combined braking and accelerator systems (for licences issued before 28 November 2016)

31 – Pedal adaptations and pedal safeguards

32 – Combined service brake and accelerator systems

33 – Combined service brake, accelerator and steering systems

35 – Modified control layouts

40 – Modified steering

42 – Modified rear-view mirror(s)

43 – Modified driving seats

44 – Modifications to motorbikes

44.1 – Single operated brake

44.2 – Adapted front wheel brake

44.3 – Adapted rear wheel brake

44.4 – Adapted accelerator

44.5 – (Adjusted) manual transmission and manual clutch

44.6 – (Adjusted) rear-view mirror(s)

44.7 – (Adjusted) commands (direction indicators, braking light, etc)

44.8 – Seat height allowing the driver, in sitting position, to have two feet on the surface at the same time and balance the motorcycle during stopping and standing

44.11 – Adapted foot rest

44.12 – Adapted hand grip

45 – Motorbikes only with sidecar

46 – Tricycles only (for licences issued before 29 June 2014)

70 – Exchange of licence (also displaying part of your original licence number and country code)

71 – Duplicate of licence

78 – Restricted to vehicles with automatic transmission

79 – Restricted to vehicles in conformity with the specifications stated in brackets on your licence

79.2 – Restricted to category AM vehicles of the 3-wheel or light quadricycle type

79.3 – Restricted to tricycles

96 – Allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer where the trailer weighs at least 750kg, and the combined weight of the vehicle and trailer is between 3,500kg and 4,250kg

97 – Not allowed to drive category C1 vehicles which are required to have a tachograph fitted

101 – Not for hire or reward (that is, not to make a profit)

102 – Drawbar trailers only

103 – Subject to certificate of competence

105 – Vehicle not more than 5.5 metres long

106 – Restricted to vehicles with automatic transmissions

107 – Not more than 8,250 kilograms

108 – Subject to minimum age requirements

110 – Limited to transporting persons with restricted mobility

111 – Limited to 16 passenger seats

113 – Limited to 16 passenger seats except for automatics

114 – With any special controls required for safe driving

115 – Organ donor

118 – Start date is for earliest entitlement

119 – Weight limit for vehicle does not apply

121 – Restricted to conditions specified in the Secretary of State’s notice

122 – Valid on successful completion: Basic Moped Training Course 125 – tricycles only (for licences issued before 29 June 2014)

Country Codes

Country codes are used on the driving licence to indicate that the current licence has been exchanged for one previously issued in another country. You will find them as part of code 70 under section 12 on the back of the licence.

Australia – AUS

Austria – A

Barbados – BDS

Belgium – B

British Virgin Islands – VGB

Bulgaria – BG

Canada – CDN

Cyprus – CY

Czech Republic – CZ

Denmark – DK

Estonia – EST

Falkland Islands – FK

Faroe Islands – FO

Finland – FIN

France – F

Germany – D

Gibraltar – GBZ

Greece – GR

Guernsey – GBG

Hong Kong – HK

Hungary – H

Iceland- IS

Ireland – IRL

Isle of Man – GBM

Italy – I

Japan – J

Jersey – GBJ

Latvia – LV

Liechtenstein – FL

Lithuania – LT

Luxembourg – L

Malta – M

Monaco – MC

Netherlands – NL

New Zealand – NZ

Norway – N

Poland – PL

Portugal – P

Republic of Korea – ROK

Romania – RO

Singapore – SGP

Slovakia – SK

Slovenia – SLO

South Africa – ZA

Spain – E

Sweden – S

Switzerland – CH

United Kingdom – UK

Zimbabwe – ZW


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