I passed my driving test back in 1991. I'm looking to buy a scooter this year (either a Vespa or Lambretta). Does anyone know if my licence will allow me to ride one without passing a test and if so, will I need to display L plates? If not...how do I go about getting lessons and going through a test? I would like to not only ride this myself, but take my son pillion...so I think I'd need to pass a test for this. Does it make any difference if the scooter is a twist and go, as there are a number of vespa look-a-likes (AJS Modena etc)? Any help or a point in the right direction would be appreciated.