Category H – Tracked Vehicles
|Category H is the entitlement you require if you wish to drive a tracked vehicle that is steered by means of it’s tracks on the road. If you require your Category H licence then you must first pass a test for a vehicle in Category B (Car). This is so that you can obtain the provisional Category H entitlement.
Generally, you must be at least 21 years old to drive these vehicle, although you may be able to drive them at 17 if you are a member of the armed force or if the maximum authorised mass of the vehicle is not more than 3,500kg.
|Vehicles with sprung suspension and ‘resilient’ material between the rims of their weight-carrying rollers and the road surface (this could be rubber or other resilient material fitted as blocks on the tracks or resilient tracks) are limited to 20 mph (32 km/h). Vehicles not so fitted are limited to 5 mph (approx. 8 km/h).
The current practical test fee is £62 and takes approximately 40 minutes.
The test contains several parts:
- Eye Sight Test – Read a new style number plate from 20m
- Safety Checks
- General Road Driving
- Turn in the Road
- Emergency Stop
- 6 Hours (1 day) – £662 (Suitable for LGV/PCV driver)
- 10 Hours (2 days) – £1062 (Suitable for non LGV/PCV driver)
Prices include the practical test fee of £62.