European Union legislation that came into force this weekend means that 16-year olds can now drive four-wheeled quadricycles in the UK.

Changes to driving license category P, which covers 50cc mopeds, have added vehicles with four wheels that weigh less than 350kg and a have a top speed of no more than 28mph.

That includes vehicles such as the Aixam Coupé and the Qpod, while Renault may bring its lower-powered Twizy, with a lower top speed, to the UK.

16-year olds will have to pass Compulsory Basic Training to drive a quadricycle, although no other qualifications are required.