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Fit enough to drive a bus

Bus drivers must be professionals and they must be aware of their day-to-day responsibilities. Their ability to safely drive us to a holiday resort, take us to go shopping in the city or transport our children to school every day depends on whether they are fit.

Acquiring a bus driver's licence, Class D, DE

The personal fitness check Class D, D1, DE or D1E (omnibus) driver's licences are issued for a period of 5 years. The law requires special examinations for new applicants:

  • The psychological examination with regard to working under stress, sense of direction, ability to concentrate, attentiveness and responsiveness
  • The medical examination for ruling out illnesses that will affect your fitness or your conditional fitness.
  • The eyesight examination with regard to visual acuity, peripheral vision, color and stereoscopic vision.

TÜV NORD Mobilität provides these examinations from a single source and a single appointment. Give us a call. We will flexibly adapt to your desired appointment dates. As a rule, you can take all of the documents with you immediately.

Extending a bus driver's licence – under age 50

Because bus drivers carry a lot of responsibility for their passengers, the law requires special examinations every five years in order to obtain an extension:

  • The medical examination for ruling out illnesses that will affect your fitness or your conditional fitness.
  • The eyesight examination with regard to visual acuity, peripheral vision, color and stereoscopic vision.

If you are already older than age 45 at the time of the application, you have two options:

  • Your driver's license is limited to age 50 and then it is valid for less than five years
  • If you want to extend the validity of your driver's license beyond age 50, the same rules apply as for drivers over 50.

TÜV NORD Mobilität provides these examinations from a single source and a single appointment. Give us a call. We will flexibly adapt to your desired appointment dates. As a rule, you can take all of the documents with you immediately.

Extending a bus driver's licence - over age 50

When extending a driver's licence beyond age 50, the law requires special examinations every five years:

  • The performance examination with regard to your ability to work under stress, sense of direction, ability to concentrate, attentiveness and responsiveness
  • The medical examination for ruling out illnesses that will affect your fitness or your conditional fitness.
  • The eyesight examination with regard to visual acuity, peripheral vision, color and stereoscopic vision.

TÜV NORD Mobilität provides these examinations from a single source and a single appointment. Give us a call. We will flexibly adapt to your desired appointment dates. As a rule, you can take all of the documents with you immediately.

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