I hope we can get some clarity on these issues. We are an NGO with an education component where children are transported in our recently acquired Mercedes Sprinter 21 seater bus. We need the following questions answered please:
1) does this passenger bus require reflective tape around the whole vehicle? (bearing in mind transport is not for profit); We wish to place vehicle logo’s on the car, but are unsure of whether we can place these over the reflective tape;
2) apart from the driver having a PDP, code 10 and our NGO having pblic liability insurance in case of an accident, what OTHER lawful requirement are there for us transporting children?
Yes in terms of the legislation your vehicle is a bus and needs yellow contour markings on the rear and side. % of the rear and side needs to be covered and you cannot put your logo over it.
It does not require an operating licence as transporting school children with a vehicle belonging to the school is exempt.