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Category D1 License
With a Category D1 license, you are permitted to drive a minibus with no more than 16 passenger seats and a maximum length of 8 meters. Additionally, you can tow a trailer weighing up to 750kg. If you wish to tow a larger trailer, you will need a Category D1+E license. The combined weight of the vehicle and trailer must not exceed 12,000kg, and the trailer cannot weigh more than the vehicle.
Category D License
A Category D license allows you to drive any bus with more than 8 passenger seats. You are also permitted to tow a trailer up to 750kg in weight. If you need to tow a heavier trailer, you will require a Category D+E license.
Taking the Bus Theory Test
Ensure you practice adequately for the bus theory test uk. You can use the provided website, which is accessible on smartphones and tablets, allowing you to practice until you feel prepared. Take your time during the test, as it consists of multiple-choice questions, and you can often deduce the correct answer even if you are uncertain. Be mindful of the time, as you don’t want to run out of time. Stay well-hydrated and get a good night’s sleep before the test, as dehydration and tiredness can hinder your ability to think clearly.
The bus theory test is divided into two parts: a multiple-choice quiz (similar to the practice test) and a hazard perception test.
Upon passing both the theory test and the hazard perception test, you will receive a theory test certificate, allowing you to book your practical test using the provided theory test number. Remember, you must take your practical test within two years of passing the theory test.
Taking the Bus Practical Test
The bus practical test lasts approximately 90 minutes and includes the following components:
- Vehicle safety questions (known as ‘show me, tell me’ questions).
- Practical road driving.
- Off-road exercises.
During the practical test, the examiner will observe various aspects of your driving, including vehicle controls usage, uphill and downhill starts, braking, proper mirror use, signaling, awareness of other road users, speed management, hazard handling, and safe stopping practices.
For off-road exercises, you may need to perform an S-shaped reverse into a bay. If you are taking the test with a trailer, you’ll be required to demonstrate correct uncoupling and re-coupling procedures.