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Rules for unregistered vehicles

Driving a vehicle that's not registered is illegal except in very limited circumstances. Find out the rules and penalties.

Prohibited vehicles

It's illegal to ride mini bikes, monkey bikes and some small electric or petrol-powered vehicles on public roads, footpaths, car parks or in parks.

When you can drive unregistered

You can only drive an unregistered vehicle if you're getting or renewing your registration or have an unregistered vehicle permit. Find out the rules.

Unregistered vehicle permits (UVP)

You can apply for a permit to allow you to make specific journeys in an unregistered vehicle. Find out which vehicles and journeys are eligible.

Exemptions from vehicle registration

Find out which vehicles are exempt from registration and where you can legally use them.
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