Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@. Skimlinks & other affiliated links are turned on

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • ND310
    • By ND310 12th Jun 17, 9:12 AM
    • 1Posts
    • 0Thanks
    ND310
    Can i learn to drive a minibus?
    • #1
    • 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
Page 1
    • bengalknights
    • By bengalknights 12th Jun 17, 9:19 AM
    • 4,121 Posts
    • 1,504 Thanks
    bengalknights
    • #2
    • 12th Jun 17, 9:19 AM
    • #2
    • 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
    • 275 Posts
    • 148 Thanks
    wgl2014
    • #3
    • 12th Jun 17, 9:31 AM
    • #3
    • 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
    • 4,493 Posts
    • 3,567 Thanks
    cajef
    • #4
    • 12th Jun 17, 2:25 PM
    • #4
    • 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
    I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 12th Jun 17, 3:41 PM
    • 2,078 Posts
    • 1,055 Thanks
    Le_Kirk
    • #5
    • 12th Jun 17, 3:41 PM
    • #5
    • 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
    • 1,180 Posts
    • 820 Thanks
    Tarambor
    • #6
    • 12th Jun 17, 10:03 PM
    • #6
    • 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
    • 3,465 Posts
    • 1,657 Thanks
    Tilt
    • #7
    • 12th Jun 17, 10:54 PM
    • #7
    • 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.
    PLEASE NOTE
    My advice should be used as guidance only. You should always obtain face to face professional advice before taking any action.
    • Ebe Scrooge
    • By Ebe Scrooge 12th Jun 17, 11:28 PM
    • 3,867 Posts
    • 3,247 Thanks
    Ebe Scrooge
    • #8
    • 12th Jun 17, 11:28 PM
    • #8
    • 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".
    I may not know much about art, but I know what I like.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

1,608Posts Today

7,609Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • RT @KCMurdarasi: @MartinSLewis Only 2 fluently, but I can struggle by in another 5 or so. And ask the way to the toilet in about 10 - you d?

  • Today's twitter poll: How many languages do you speak (inc Eng) with reasonable fluency (eg can have decent phone chat solely in that lang)

  • RT @iiSteveJonesii: @MartinSLewis After watching you talk this morning about me burning £300 I got on a comparison site tonight & sure enou?

  • Follow Martin