My father, born in 1909, had a motorcycle as a young man before World War II.
On his return to civilian life in 1945 or thereabouts, he had a 'motor assisted cycle'.
This was an ordinary bicycle with a miniature petrol engine built into the wheel.This required a licence for which he applied, without any need for a test or whatever.
He duly received an 'all classes' licence which apparently covered virtually any vehicle other than a road roller or motor mower!
Consequently he found himself in the peculiar position of having a licence to drive a car despite not having the ability nor knowledge.
He never learnt to drive nor did he acquire a car.
Occasionally though, there was the bizarre situation of him 'accompanying' learner drivers. The latter honing their skills and gaining practice prior to attempting their test!
J H COLLINS
Twyni-Teg, Killay, Swansea