Insurance and Provisional Licences on 125cc in Europe?
This question stems from another topic I have running and concerns riding in East and West Europe on provisional bike licences?
I recieved a reply that said provisional entitlement was only valid in the home country of licence issue?
I have a full UK car licence from the Isle of Man which doesn’t say anything about only being provisional for the UK. I’ve also got an international car licence as well, but can anyone tell me if these are only be valid in the UK for provisional riding on a 125? The reply I got seemed to think it would invalidate my insurance, being unlicenced.
Surely european countries must have some sort of provisional licence system, else how are there so many kids knocking about on scooters? If I’m not wrong the directive that brought in the Direct Access test to the UK is an EU wide scheme, which would mean that provisional licensing, similar to full licences, are being standardised? Also, how is it possible for so many British tourists to go abroad in the EU and hire scooters without bike licences?
Does anyone have an authoritative answer to this one?
Also, I was wondering about insurance for Eastern Europe, Romania, Bulgaria, etc… mine only seems to cover Western Europe, any tips?
Cheers for any advice.