did_you_know782In terms of the legislation, certain vehicles are required to have a professional driving permit. The governing legislation is quoted below:

115. Certain drivers of certain vehicles to hold professional driving permit

(1) Subject to the provisions of subregulation (2), a professional driving permit shall be held by the driver of—

(a)
a goods vehicle, the gross vehicle mass of which exceeds 3 500 kilograms;

(b)
a breakdown vehicle;

(c)
a bus;

(d)
a minibus—

(i)
the gross vehicle mass of which exceeds 3 500 kilograms; or
(ii)
which is designed or adapted for the conveyance of 12 or more persons, including the driver;
(e)
a motor vehicle used for the conveyance of persons for reward or is operated in terms of an operating licence issued in accordance with the provisions of the NLTTA.
(f)
a motor vehicle the gross vehicle mass of which exceeds 3 500 kilograms to which regulations 273 to 283 apply as contemplated in regulation 274;

(g)
a motor vehicle conveying 12 or more persons including the driver.

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