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Just to be clear, what were you caught on? Bike or car?
Ok - then its 2 years from when you passed your test originally so from 2004.
There isn’t another 2 year period if you pass a test for another category of vehicle, eg to drive a heavy goods vehicle.
So you are fine, you wont be caught, as you passed your test in 2004.
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Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
No - its from the date you FIRST passed your test. But whether its 2004 or when you swapped in 2007 then it makes no difference.
Either way you are well inside the 2 years.
Does that clarify?
Exchanging a licence issued in the EU, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or Gibraltar. The two-year period begins from the date you first passed a driving test in your home country.
Therefore its 2004 as I have indicated.Does that clear it up?
(2)For the purposes of this Act, a person becomes a qualified driver on the first occasion on which he passes—
(a)any test of competence to drive mentioned in paragraph (a) or (c) of section 89(1) of the M1Road Traffic Act 1988;
(b)any test of competence to drive conducted under the law of
[F1(i)another EEA State,
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