New legislation introduced by the European Union means 16-year olds can now drive four-wheeled quadricycles in the UK.
The new ruling, which introduced changes to category P in the UK driving license — the section which covers 50cc mopeds — has added vehicles with four wheels that weigh less than 350kg and a have a top speed of no more than 28mph.
As a result, the Aixam Coupé and the Qpod can now be driven on the roads by 16-year-old. Renault is now also considering bringing its lower-powered Twizy, with a lower top speed, to the UK.
But before driving one of these four-wheeled quadricycles in the UK, the 16-year-olds will have to pass Compulsory Basic Training. No other qualifications are required.
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