Classes of Drivers License in Ghana

Almost everyone wants to own a car or two some day. Though we are not there yet, we have listed the names of cars we want to own and how many we want.

For safety sake we have rules and regulations, procedures to go through in getting your car on the roads of Ghana to drive.

There are age restrictions to people who can drive a car in Ghana; from 16 and above. And even with this, there are particular cars one can and cannot drive.

Aside the age restrictions, a number way to drive your car in peace is to have a license from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority.

We’ll look at it all in this post.

Again before one can drive in peace without getting into trouble, especially with the traffic officers, one needs to take the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) text.

Passing this exams gives you much freedom and peace to drive on the streets of Ghana.

In this article, you will find:

License Classes

  • License Class A
  • License Class B
  • License Class C
  • License Class D
  • License Class E
  • Licence Class F
  • License Class H
  • License Class K
  • License Class P

 

Alright, let’s take a look at the various Licence class.

Every type of car or vehicle and its driving license class. And again don’t forget that there are minimum age restrictions for every type of vehicle too.

Now to the licence class;

 

Type(s) of Vehicle or Car Car or Vehicle Specifications for the Practical Driving Test Vehicle Restrictions Minimum Age Restrictions
                                              License Class A
A1 – light motorcycle   · engine capacity of at least 75cc and no more than 125cc

· maximum power output of 11kw

· power to weight ratio of 100kw / tonne 

Up to 125cc  17 
A – heavy motorcycle  · engine capacity of at least 240cc

· unladen weight which does not exceed 407kg 

Max weight 410kg  18 
                                              License Class B
Motor tricycle (B1)  Max weight 500kg 17
Passenger vehicle and small goods vehicle (B) Max weight 3500kg 
Up to 8 seats + driver
17
                                              License Class C
Medium goods (C1) maximum authorized mass of at least 4 tonnes 

capable of a speed of 80 kph 

Max weight 7500kg 18
Heavy goods (C) maximum authorized mass of at least 10 tonnes

overall length of at least 7 metres

capable of a speed of 80 kph  

21
                                               License Class D
Minibus (D1) more than 8 but not more than 16 seats in addition to the driver’s seat

capable of a speed of 80 kph

Up to 16 seats + driver 18
Large passenger (D) overall length of at least 9 metres

capable of a speed of 80 kph 

more than 16 seats in addition to the driver’s seat 

21
                                              License Class E
Passenger or small goods vehicle (B) towing a trailer

maximum authorized mass of at least 1 tonne 

Trailer weight greater than 750kg 17
Medium goods (C1) towing a trailer that has a maximum authorized mass of  at least 2 tonnes  

combination has an overall length of at least 8 metres 

Trailer weight greater than 750 kg, up to maximum weight for combination 18
Heavy goods (C) articulated goods carrying vehicle with a maximum authorized mass of at least 18 tonnes and an overall length of at least 11 metres

Or

Combination of vehicles comprising a vehicle in category C, a trailer of at least 4 metres in length, Combining a maximum authorized mass of 18 tonnes and overall length of at least 11 metres.

Articulated or trailer weight greater than 750 kg 21
Minibus (D1) towing a trailer that has a maximum

 

authorized mass of 1.25 tonnes

Trailer weight greater than 750 kg, up to maximum weight for combination 18
Large passenger (D) Trailer weight greater than 750 kg 21
                                             License Class F
Agricultural tractor  16
                                            License Class H 
Tracked vehicle 21
                                             Licence Class K 
Pedestrian controlled vehicle   16
                                              License Class P 
Moped engine capacity which does not exceed 50cc

maximum design speed of 30 mph

kerbside weight which does not exceed 250 kg

16

 

 So here are the drivers licence classes that we have.

There are people who would want to add another licence class their driving license.

If you are that person, then make sure that vehicle your vehicle meets the laid down specifications even before you take the test on it.  

 

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Lawrencia Owusuhttps://ghanainsider.com
Lawrencia Owusu is a level 400 student in the university of Ghana; studying Animal Biology and Conservation Science. She enjoy writing articles, poems, fiction etc. Send her an email on [email protected]

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