Guidance

National standard for driving buses and coaches

What you must be able to do and what you must know and understand to be a safe and responsible bus or coach driver.

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National standard for driving buses and coaches (category D)

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The standard is for bus and coach drivers and tells you what you must be able to do to be a safe and responsible driver.

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DVSA national driver and rider standards

Published 23 August 2013
Last updated 24 November 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added information about the increased considerations that need to be taken when driving in bad weather, using sat nav systems, and updated references of ‘Driving Standards Agency’ to ‘Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’.
  2. First published.