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    • ND310
    • By ND310 12th Jun 17, 9:12 AM
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    Can i learn to drive a minibus?
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    • 12th Jun 17, 9:12 AM
    Can i learn to drive a minibus? 12th Jun 17 at 9:12 AM
    Hi all,


    It's my first time posting on this site, so apologies if this has been answered before...


    I'm 21 years old, and have been driving for 1 year. Does anyone know if I can learn to drive a minibus now, and then do my test in a years time?


    Thanks


    ND
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    • bengalknights
    • By bengalknights 12th Jun 17, 9:19 AM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 9:19 AM
    Yes you can do similar to how you can learn to drive a car at 16 but cant pass till 17.
    • wgl2014
    • By wgl2014 12th Jun 17, 9:31 AM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 9:31 AM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 9:31 AM
    Really?

    IIRC this would only be the case if the 16 yr old was receiving higher rate disability benefits.

    As to the OP's question you need to be 21 and have held a licence for 2 years before you can get the provisional D1 added to it.
    • cajef
    • By cajef 12th Jun 17, 2:25 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 2:25 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 2:25 PM
    Yes you can do similar to how you can learn to drive a car at 16 but cant pass till 17.
    Originally posted by bengalknights
    Not so:-

    https://www.gov.uk/vehicles-can-drive/y/car-category-b/16
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    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 12th Jun 17, 3:41 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 3:41 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 3:41 PM
    According to GOV.UK you need to be 21 years of age AND have held a full driving licence for 2 years. See the link.
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 12th Jun 17, 10:03 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 10:03 PM
    The ironic part of this is you need to be 21 to drive a small minibus but you can drive an artic weighing 44 tonnes or more from 18 years old.
    • Tilt
    • By Tilt 12th Jun 17, 10:54 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 10:54 PM
    The ironic part of this is you need to be 21 to drive a small minibus but you can drive an artic weighing 44 tonnes or more from 18 years old.
    Originally posted by Tarambor
    Even more ridiculous is that you can do your PCV and drive a double decker bus on stage carriage work at 18. But to drive the same vehicle under EU rules (private hire) you have to be 24 or avbove.

    Crazy.
    Last edited by Tilt; 12-06-2017 at 10:58 PM.
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    • Ebe Scrooge
    • By Ebe Scrooge 12th Jun 17, 11:28 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 11:28 PM
    Even more ridiculous ...But to drive the same vehicle under EU rules ... you have to be 24 or avbove.

    Crazy.
    Originally posted by Tilt
    Not for much longer, hehe. Don't get me wrong, I voted to remain...for various reasons. But some of the EU laws that are foisted upon us are ridiculous in the extreme. I like the French model - "We'll agree to the laws we like, we'll ignore those we don't like".
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