Do you have a category D1 on your licence
Driving within the law
In order to drive a minibus on the public highway, you need to have category D1 on your driving licence. This entitlement was automatically granted for people gaining a full car licence prior to 1 January 1997, but excludes the use of the vehicle for hire or reward. People who gained a full car licence from 1 Jan 1997 do not get automatic D1 entitlement unless they are driving for a charitable or educational organisation as a ‘volunteer minibus driver’ .