Do you need a special licence to drive a 17 seater minibus?

Do you need a special licence to drive a 17 seater minibus?

Do you need a special licence to drive a 17 seater minibus?

To be able to drive a Minibus with more than 16 passenger seats or more than 8 meters long then a D1 licence is required. To obtain a D1 licence driver's will need to gain medical clearance from their GP, pass a two-part theory test, as well as pass a 90 minute practical test while driving a category D car. BE

Can I drive a minibus on my UK licence?

You can drive a minibus within the UK as long as the following conditions apply: you're 21 or older. you've had your driving licence for at least 2 years. ... the maximum weight of the minibus is not more than 3.5 tonnes - or 4.25 tonnes including specialist equipment for disabled passengers, for example a wheelchair ramp.

What is Category D on a driving licence?

Category D You can drive any bus with more than 8 passenger seats (with a trailer up to 750kg MAM ).

What is a PCV licence?

What is a PCV Licence? A PCV D licence is a driving licence which allows you to drive a passenger-carrying vehicle over 16 seats. You must apply to the DVLA for the provisional entitlement to drive a PCV D vehicle, meet higher medical standards and take the PCV driving test to get your licence.

What cat is a normal driving Licence?

What do the categories on your driving licence mean?
CatergoryTypeRestrictions
BCarsMax 8 passenger seats
B autoAutomatic carsN/A
B+ECat B + trailerUp to 3,500kg
B1Light vehiclesUp to 550kg with goods
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Can you drive a minibus with 16 seats?

  • View your driving licence information to see what vehicles you can drive. You might be able to drive a minibus with up to 16 passenger seats using your current car driving licence as long as there’s no payment from or on behalf of the passengers (it’s not for ‘hire or reward’).

Which is school minibus can I Drive on a normal licence?

  • Anyone with a normal licence can drive a minibus with up to 12 seats. For people who passed their test and got their driving licence before 1 January 1997, you are likely to have a Category D1 licence. This allows you to drive a minibus with up to 16 passenger seats - but not for hire or reward. A school minibus is fine, a taxi is not allowed.

Can you drive a minibus without a D1?

  • Can I Drive A Minibus Without D1. If you’re driving licence has category D1 entitlement, you are entitled to drive a minibus assuming the following is true. The vehicle has no more than 16 passenger seats; The vehicle is of a maximum length of 8 metres; Any trailer on tow does not exceed 750kg

When do I need to apply for a minibus permit?

  • You should send both forms to the address in section F of the D2. If you got your driving licence after 1 January 1997, you’ll need to apply for a minibus licence. You can apply for a minibus permit if you need to charge passengers, as long as:

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