Do I need a special drivers license to drive a short bus across the country?
I could get a 14 passenger or 18 passenger bus, but I plan on removing all the seats and making it livable (bed, small kitchen, etc.)
- zipperLv 61 year ago
That would be private use, so if your state will license it as private use; you will not need a CDL Federal License to drive it any were!
- JetDocLv 71 year ago
As long as you remove MOST of the seats, you can license the bus as a Recreational Vehicle (RV) and drive it with just a basic drivers license.
- ?Lv 71 year ago
First, check out the first source to see if it is going to work at all for you, then see the second source for registering it as an RV. If you can get past all the details you can drive your new RV with a normal license.Source(s): https://discoveringusbus.com/thinking-about-conver... https://ourwanderingfamily.com/getting-legal-regis...
- Obi Wan KnievelLv 71 year ago
If it's a motorhome, most jurisdictions only require a regular (private passenger) licence.
But before you embark on this trek, check the requirements for where you live and every jurisdiction you'll be driving through. Every jurisdiction (state, province, territory, walled fortress, etc.) has their own traffic laws, and you're required to obey them when driving there.
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- fire4511Lv 71 year ago
Any vehicle that has the capacity to hold more than 15 passengers (including the driver) requires a CDL with a passenger endorsement . If you remove the seats, as long as the GVWR is under 26,001lbs then you do not need more than a normal license.Source(s): 39 years in the auto business
- PoppyLv 71 year ago
Unless driving for hire no special license is required.
- AlCaponeLv 71 year ago
A CDL (commercial driver's license) is required if you carry passengers for hire or drive other commercial vehicles as a job or for pay.
- regeruggedLv 71 year ago
As long as the vehicle does not have air brakes, you are OK.
- hillbillyLv 71 year ago
If it is not taking passengers for pay, it is a home made motor home, so only a driver's license is probably all you need.
- BillLv 71 year ago
You don't need a special license if it's for your own use.