Yes, that is correct.
In 1939, an ammendment was passed to legislation under War Cats Provisions. In view of the urgency to employ cats as motorcycle couriers it was felt that licences should be waived. It was reasoned that because of the fast reactions of cats they would be able to handle any road situation and adapt quickly. Indeed, having nine lives was the most confidence inspiring thing. After the war, with so much to be done with housing, the health service and finding jobs for returning servicemen, these special cat rules - which were meant to be temporary - were unintentionally overlookedand to this day have stood.
Of course the rule is pretty obscure and it does sometimes cause confusion or the odd raised eyebrow. Iremember being stopped by a policeman after doing 130 mph in town on a Kawasaki 1200. The policeman said to me" 'Ere, whats' a cat doing riding a big bike like that? You're not allowed to do that. Anyway, do you have a license to speed like a nutter?" Well, I looked at him sideways with a sneer, then smirked like a Chesire cat. I told him, " Look, if you don't know about the War Cats Provisions Act then I think you had better fuck off out of force, C**t". He looked at me, well you know he was a bit stunned. I continued, " And in any case don't you know I have nine lives ? Therefore I am allowed to speed around as fast as I fucking well like", and I pointed with my paw to the line in the by now yellowing rule book, which said " All motorcycle cats may speed around as fast as they fucking well like". The officer scratched his head, looking a bit foolish. "Well, the law is the law" he said. And with that I revved up, shouting "C U N T " over my shoulder as I sped off.