henry wrote:If you drive minibuses for sports fixtures (sports teacher) at a school, can you drive on a B licence? Also in January 2013 when the new classifications for licences come into force will there be any change for teaching staff who drive minibuses.
Holders of a full category B (car) driving licence may drive any of the vehicles listed below:
•a minibus with up to 16 passenger seats provided the following conditions are met:
i. the vehicle is used for social purposes by a non-commercial body but not for hire or reward
ii. the driver is aged 21
iii. the driver has held a car (category B) licence for at least 2 years
iv. the driver is providing the service on a voluntary basis
v. the minibus maximum weight is not more than 3.5 tonnes or 4.25 tonnes including any specialist equipment for the carriage of disabled passengers
MGF wrote:Rog, your interpretation of i and iii is inconsistent with the guidance.
henry wrote:The School is a public School (fee paying). The teachers are compelled to drive a minibus, although not written in their contract.
henry wrote:2008. Not sure whether I would be covered if told to drive on a b licence. The police and Tranport police said you are not covered, however some County Councils say you are covered.
ROG wrote:MGF wrote:Rog, your interpretation of i and iii is inconsistent with the guidance.
The OP clearly stated a B licence so my reply was for that purpose
Answer would be different if got D1 101 code
MGF wrote:You cannot take it for granted that someone with a B licence will know whether or not they also have D1 (101) entitlement. It is essential to ask people the right questions to be able to give them the correct advice.
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