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SPSV licence needed for Minibus?

  • 08-08-2021 4:56pm
    Registered Users Posts: 276 ✭✭ The Darkroom

    Is an SPSV licence needed to taxi people around in a minibus for a taxi rank? Was told last week that Category D1 with CPC and digital tach would be sufficient as it's a minibus and not a taxi.

    Any advice appreciated here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,545 ✭✭✭✭ Spook_ie

    Taxi rank = taxi needs to fulfill taxi regs

    Minibus with more than 9 seats = whole different set of regulations.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,888 ✭✭✭✭ Del2005

    You'll need both. The SPSV to drive for reward and the D1 to drive the minibus. If you are doing the test do D as the costs are the same and there's more options if you have D than D1

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,545 ✭✭✭✭ Spook_ie

    Not convinced on that as SPSV is the acronym for Small Public Service Vehicle i.e Taxi, Hackney or Limo Max 8 passengers.

    If it's a minibus 9 or more passengers then you are surely looking at PTR2009 regulations

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,172 ✭✭✭ TigerTim

    Have B, C, D, CE licence for 30 years. Had to do SPSV test & get licence recently to drive the minibus for hire or reward & also to cover taxis.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,545 ✭✭✭✭ Spook_ie

    Not going to argue, if someone told you you needed it, then they told you, however, if it's not a public service (where people are fare paying rather than contacted as a whole vehicle ) then there shouldn't be a need for the SPSV license.

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