If You Transport people for reward you need a PrDP License

did_you_knowWhen Do you need a PrDP Licence? This was also discussed on Insurance Chat in a Blog post titled “When do you need a Professional Driving Permit?”

We would also like to share 2 other requests for asisstance on this matter:

Example 1:

Question: I will required to transport clients (never more than 10 at a time) on the odd occasion from eg Airport to Hotel

a) Do I require a PDP?

b) How do I go about applying for one (I am in the Pinelands, Cape Town area)?
what documents
what cost
delay

c) what is the implication if I am stopped and I do not have a PDP?

Answer:

If you are transporting passengers for reward (irrespective of the number) then the driver will require a Professional Driving Permit (PrDP), category P-Passengers.

You must be in possession of a driving licence to operate the class of vehicle and be older than 21.

You can apply for a PrDP at any driving licence testing centre, perhaps try Goodwood, Gallow’s Hill or Milnerton DLTC.

Example 2

Question:

Kindly advise when a driver is required to be in possession of a PrDP licence. We need to send some cast to BFN in July, they will be travelling in a Quantam vehicle which can seat about 10. Is the requirement of the PrDP mandatory, irrespective of the amount of pax in the vehicle?

Answer:

If the vehicle is designed to transport 12 or more persons including the driver, then a PrDP is required.

If the passengers are transported for reward then a PrDP is required,
And if the gross vehicle mass (GVM) exceeds 3 500kg, then a PrDP is required.

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