Car drivers will be able to ride motorcycles with an engine capacity of up to 125cc without having to obtain an additional licence as from January. The move will effectively remove the requirement of obtaining a licence to be able to drive small motorcycles known as motorini. Government sources said the measure was intended to encourage car users to shift to motorini, alleviating traffic congestion. In the Budget, the road licence for motorbikes up to 125cc was slashed to €10, making them an attractive option. The decision to enable those with a licence B (for a car) to also drive small bikes was not announced in the Budget speech but found its way into a working document that was uploaded by mistake by the Finance Ministry.
Timesofmalta.com Friday, October 23, 2015, 10:46