Chris Martin gets motorcycle licence

Updated: Sep 19, 2013, 17:40 PM IST

Los Angeles: Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has obtained his motorcycle licence amid claims he has been driving around California illegally for weeks.

The 36-year-old singer, who has been driving around Los Angeles on his Vespa for weeks without a valid California driver`s licence, passed his test with flying colours at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Santa Monica, reported TMZ online.

The `Paradise` hitmaker reportedly made an emergency appointment to get his licence after he was photographed riding his Vespa with his son Moses on the back twice last week.

The rocker`s wife Gwyneth Paltrow passed her test, despite making a bad traffic judgement last week when she picked up their daughter Apple, nine, from school.

As she pulled off from the curb with Apple riding on the back of the scooter, the Oscar-winner cut in front of a yellow school bus, which had to slam on its brakes to stop before hitting them.

The 40-year-old actress and her family managed to escape unharmed.

Martin and their seven-year-old son were behind them on his Vespa at the time.