Gwyneth Paltrow has got her motorcycle licence.

The 'Iron Man 2' star reportedly went to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Santa Monica yesterday (17.09.13) where she took and passed both her written and driven tests on her white Vespa scooter.

Sources at the DMV told website TMZ Gwyneth, 40, also renewed her regular driving licence, and did two takes of the picture for it, as she didn't like how the first came out.

The actress has managed to get her licence despite making a bad traffic judgement last week when she picked her daughter Apple, nine, from school. As she pulled off from the curb with Apple riding on the back of the scooter, she cut in front of a yellow school bus, which had to slam on its brakes to stop before hitting them. She managed to escape unharmed.

The star's husband, Chris Martin, 36, and son Moses, seven, were behind them on another Vespa scooter at the time.

Perhaps to enhance her bad girl biker chick image, Gwyneth has also recently told how she enjoys a single cigarette each week.

She admitted: ''My weakness is American Spirit cigarettes. I smoke one every Saturday night.''