Can I drive 17 seater minibus?
You may also drive a minibus with up to 16 passenger seats using your current car driving licence as long as the following conditions apply: …
You’re driving on a voluntary basis and there’s no payment from or on behalf of the passengers (it’s not for hire or reward).
Can I drive a minibus on my license?
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.
Can I drive a minibus with seats removed?
You need a proper minibus license. Taking seats out doesn’t change the class of the vehicle unless it’s permanent and you get reclassified. Unless you have an entitlement on your licence for the class of vehicle you’re driving then it’s a no. … You can get additional classes on your licence, buy taking a test.
Can I drive a minibus without d1?
There are special licensing arrangements allowing you to drive minibuses and buses without holding the higher Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) driving licence entitlement. Drivers of minibuses having nine to 16 passenger seats will need to hold a PCV licence category D1 or a category D licence to drive larger buses.