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The Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Large Goods and Passenger-Carrying Vehicles) Regulations 1990

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Effect of the change in classification on entitlement to drive large buses

28.  (1)  A person who held a full licence to drive vehicles in category B and D1 on 31st May 1990, who satisfies the Secretary of State that he has been regularly driving a vehicle or vehicles in category D with more than 16 seats in addition to the driver’s seat during the period of three years immediately preceding his application for a licence to drive such vehicles and who makes such application before 1st April 1992 shall, notwithstanding anything in regulation 17 as it applies to section 89 of the 1988 Act, be entitled, on satisfying the other requirements of the 1988 Act and these Regulations, to the grant of a full licence to drive vehicles in that category subject to the limitation that the vehicles are not used for hire or reward.

(2) A person who holds a full hgv driver’s licence or a full licence to drive vehicles in category C, may also drive motor vehicles used for the carriage of passengers with more than 16 seats, in addition to the driver’s seat which are not being used for hire or reward or for the carriage of more than 8 passengers.

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