As the UK’s leading supplier of specialist minibuses and with over 30 years experience supplying and servicing the nation’s schools, we have seen an ever-increasing demand for ‘Young Driver’ minibuses. The need for B Licence compatible, 17 seat minibuses currently tops the buying agenda for many of our school customers as more and more Teachers only have Category B on their driving licences.
Confused? New driving licence rules came into force on 19th January 2013. A person with a current driving licence showing a D1 category can, subject to insurance, drive a minibus not for hire or reward with up to 16 passengers (17 seat minibus).
Current licence holders showing B category can only drive a minibus not for hire or reward up to 3,500kg in weight and must be over 21 and have had their driving licence for a minimum of 2 years. However, new licence holders passing their test after 19th January 2013 will only be allowed to drive a vehicle with up to 8 passenger seats (9 seat minibus) not for hire or reward and the vehicle must not weigh more than 3,500kg.
Putting the safety of you and your passengers first, is our priority. The introduction of the Red Kite ‘Young Driver’ 9 -17 SeatMinibusRange provides safe, reliable, fully type approved and compliant, 9 -17 seat minibuses for Category B licence holders. Allowing greater versatility within the school for driver access but without the expense of having to take additional DI licence tests.
Our ‘Young Driver’ Range is built on our fully type approved Peugeot Boxer Minibus. To meet compliance the Red Kite Peugeot Boxer Minibus has been fully tested and certified by the Vehicle Certification Authority (VCA). The VCA is the designated UK Vehicle Type Approval authority, supporting industry by providing internationally recognised testing and certification for vehicles, their systems and components.
Available in 9 – 17 versatile seat configurations, with an almost endless accessible mobility options package the new ‘Young Driver’ Range offers even greater choice for the buyer. In addition to the many standard options and features on offer the ‘Young Driver’ Range is supplied with our comfortable, Travelite S4 fully sprung seats that can be quickly released and removed for extra storage space or replaced with wheelchair securing systems if required. Providing 9 – 17 seat capacity today and greater flexibility for your school/minibus in the future.
To assist with your purchase we have available a wide choice of financial options to choose from including Lease and Purchase Plans as well as outright purchase. Contract Hire is a popular choice for many schools, allowing a fixed monthly rental to be set aside and with the exception of fuel and insurance, no additional costs are required. In addition, your minibus will be maintained and serviced by Red Kite for the period of the plan providing extra peace of mind.
For further information or to arrange a demonstration at your school, call Red Kite Vehicle Consultants Limited on 01202 827678 or visit http://www.redkite-minibuses.com/ and see what makes Red Kite the No 1 choice for the nation’s schools.