Minibuses have become the go-to vehicle for running a wide range of social events and even for team building exercise trips and a number of educational trips. And face it, everyone has been inside a minibus at least once. They are convenient for carrying large groups and eliminate the hassle of using multiple cars to go to one destination. They are very comfortable and easy to move around with.
However, driving a minibus is not as easy as you may be thinking. Unlike a car, you have to be wary of the actual size of a minibus. It has different steering, braking handling and cornering attributes that you may not be fully familiar with. That being said, do you really know what it takes to drive a minibus and what must one do to actually be able to drive one?
Have A Valid Driving License
If you have a full car driving license you can drive a minibus. It is that simple. By checking the back of your license you can confirm if you are eligible to drive a minibus as standard. This entitlement to drive a minibus remains valid for as long as your license is not expired.
However, if the minibus is not yours and you are a volunteer minibus driver, you are permitted to drive the minibus as long as you meet these conditions; that you are twenty-one years and above, but under seventy years old. That if you are seventy year old you have renewed your license and have passed the PCV medical test where you will undergo a physical examination to check your vitals, sight and hearing. That you have had your full car driving license for the past two years. That you did not receive any payment for driving the minibus. You must ascertain …Read more