Once I pass my motorcycle licence test, can I carry a pillion passenger?

You are legally able to carry a pillion passenger once you have obtained a full motorcycle licence (A1, A2 or A level) AM level licenced riders are not allowed to carry pillion passengers or ride on motorways.

It is advisable to either take additional training before you carry a pillion passenger on your bike, or choose your first pillion passenger wisely – someone who is experienced at riding pillion or rides a bike themselves should be able to help you learn and adjust to the extra weight and change to braking, corners and sharp turns. Inexperienced riders and pillion passengers can be a recipe for accidents.