NTSA Driving Classes: The National Transport and Safety Authority classes and categories are no longer just the traditional B, C,E.

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The categories are divided into 7 groups: A, B, C, D, E, F & G. Categories A to D are further subdivided into different classes while categories E to G define special driving classes.When applying for your digital driving license, you will be classified into one of these classes:

NTSA Driving Classes:


Below is a list of tables of all the new categories along with their descriptions and minimum requirements.


Category A Driving Licenses

Category Description Requirements

A1 Moped • Enables one to ride a motorcycle of up to 50cc • No passengers allowed to be carried. • No loads • No passenger • Minimum age of 16 years • Minimum age of 16 years

A2 Light motorcycle • Enables one to ride a motorcycle above 50cc • Can carry a maximum load of 60 Kg (for up to 400cc) • Can carry a passenger • Minimum age of 18 years

A3 Motorcycle taxi Couriers Three wheelers  (e.g Tuk-tuk) • Enables one to ride a motorcycle above 100cc • Can carry a maximum load of 100 Kg (for up to 50cc) • Can carry a passenger • Minimum age of 21 years • 1 year riding experience of category A2

Category B Driving Licenses

Category Description Requirements

B1 Light Vehicle • Enables one to drive a light vehicle (passenger car) with a maximum Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 3500 kg with one light trailer (not exceeding 750 kg) • Can drive a vehicle equipped with both a manual or automatic gearbox • Can carry up to a maximum of 7 passengers • Minimum age of 18 years

B2 Light Vehicle Automatic • Enable one to drive a light vehicle (passenger car) with an automatic gear box and a maximum Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 3500 kg with one light trailer (not exceeding 750 kg) • Cannot drive a vehicle equipped with a manual gearbox • Can carry up to a maximum of 7 passengers • Minimum age of 18 years • Minimum age of 18 years

B3 Professional • Enables one to drive a light vehicle (passenger car) with a maximum Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 3500 kg with one light trailer (not exceeding 750 kg) • Equipped with a manual or automatic gear box • Can carry up to a maximum of 7 passengers • Minimum age of 21 years • Minimum age of 21 years

Category C Driving Licenses

Category Description Requirements

C1 Light Truck • Enables one to drive a light truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) exceeding 3500 kg and a maximum of 7500 kg with maximum one light trailer not exceeding 750 kg • Equipped with manual or automatic gear box • Minimum age of 22 years

C Medium Truck • Enables one to drive a heavy truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) exceeding 7500 kg with maximum one light trailer not exceeding 750 kg • Equipped with manual or automatic gear box • Minimum age of 24 years • Two years’ experience of driving category C1 • Required to undergo training

CE Heavy Truck with trailer • Enables one to drive a heavy truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) exceeding 7500 kg with a heavy trailer or semi-trailer • Enables one to drive articulated vehicles (i.e. a vehicle with two or more parts that are connected so that they can move in different directions at the same time) • Equipped with manual or automatic gear box • Minimum age of 28 years • Four years’ experience of driving category C • Required to undergo training and retesting for category CE

CE Heavy Goods Vehicle For Transportation of Hazardous Materials • Enables one to drive a heavy truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) exceeding 7500 kg with heavy trailer or semitrailer. • Enables one to drive articulated vehicles • Equipped with a manual or automatic gear box • Minimum age of 30 years • Two years’ experience of driving category CE • Required to undergo training and retesting for category CD

Category D Driving Licenses

Category Description Requirements

D1 Van • Enables one to drive a van with a maximum of 14 passengers. • Equipped with manual or automatic gearbox • Minimum of 22 years

D2 Mini-bus • Enables one to drive a bus with 14 to 32 passengers • Equipped with manual or automatic gear box • Minimum age of 25 years • Minimum experience of 3 years driving category D1 • Required to undergo training and retesting for category D2

D3 Large Bus • Enables one to drive a bus with 33 or more passengers • Equipped with manual or automatic gear box • Minimum age of 30 years • Minimum experience of 3 years driving category D2 • Required to undergo training and retesting for category D3

Category E Driving Licenses

Category Description Requirements

Special professional driving license • Enables one to drive any vehicles classified under categories C1, C, CE, D, D1, D2, D3 and licensed as EC1, EC, ECE, ED, ED1, ED2 and ECD3 respectively • Minimum age of 21years • Completed 3 months driving practice with any vehicle classified under categories C1, C, CE, D, D1, D2, D3 and licensed as EC1, EC, ECE, ED, ED1, ED2 AND ECD 3 respectively Class ED2 Licenses shall be endorsed for class D1 and D while Class ECE Licenses shall be endorsed for C and C1

Category F Driving Licenses

Category Description Requirements

Special Driving License for Persons with Disability (PWD) • Enables one to drive a vehicle depending on the category the PWD is trained on • Minimum age of 18 years • Requirement is as per the class the categories of abled drivers

Category G Driving Licenses

Category Description Requirements

Industrial construction and agricultural plants equipment • Enables one to operate forklift, motor grader, shovel, excavator, roller and any other special kinds of plant and equipment for which special authorization is required from the authority as defined in the Traffic Act before such plants can be registered for use. • Endorsement for class G will be done on the driving license.




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