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    james_joyce
    Upgrading car driving licence from automatic to manual
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    • 22nd Mar 10, 12:16 AM
    Upgrading car driving licence from automatic to manual 22nd Mar 10 at 12:16 AM
    Hi

    A friend of mine has had an automatic licence for several years and would like to upgrade to manual.

    Would he need to do the theory test again? He did the original theory test before they brought in the hazard perception test. Is the practical test the same as the standard manual test, ie not a shortened version?

    Is his automatic licence affected if he fails the test, eg on a Dangerous fault? Does the examiner have the power to revoke that licence? (Presumably not).

    If I want to allow him to practise in my car, presumably we need L plates and the usual rules apply, eg not going on motorways etc?

    How does insurance work? Do we say his licence is 'provisional'? Are we likely to get a cheaper premium than with a 'genuine' learner driver, ie does he get credit for his experience in driving automatics?

    Thanks
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