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A minibus in regular service

Minibuses are minibuses that have more than nine seats and which require a driver's license to transport passengers along with a class D driver's license . As with all buses, the minimum age for passenger transport is 21 years. Local public transport ( ÖPNV ) outside of large cities is mainly determined by school traffic ( up to 80%). The use of large city or intercity buses makes sense for this task.

Smaller buses are better suited for shopping, leisure and, in regions with high levels of motorization, also for commuter traffic . When the number of passengers is low, minibuses are more environmentally and passenger-friendly than large vehicles and, for example, enable personal contact with drivers.

As a rule, minibuses are based on the platform of small vans such as the Ford Transit or distribution trucks such as the Mercedes-Benz Vario . In recent years, minibuses with city-bus-like characteristics have been developed with around twelve to thirty seats, space for prams, luggage, wheelchairs and, in some cases, also low-floor . These are used in regular transport on specially designed lines as district buses or as dial- a- bus buses .

Another area of ​​application are large-capacity taxis suitable for the disabled .

Well-known representatives of the class

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