Unlike driving a car you don’t need to undergo countless lessons and a full test before you can drive on the road with a moped/scooter/motorbike. You simply need to pass your CBT test which will allow you to ride with ‘L’ plates for 2 years whilst you work your way up to taking your full moped or motorcycle test.

You could go to the CBT test centre with no prior knowledge of riding a moped whatsoever but that’s probably not a great place to start and it’s worth having some knowledge of the controls on a scooter. When you go for your CBT you will be shown all the controls and in theory you could go there knowing nothing but have a look a the diagram and the video below to acquaint yourself with the moped controls.

Moped Controls Diagram

Moped ControlsMoped Controls Video