Handybus Driving
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Interested in Becoming a Handybus Volunteer Driver?  


- All it takes is as little as ½ day each month -

The Handybus is mainly used mornings and afternoons from Monday to Friday and occasional use evenings and weekends. We provide a pickup service from the door to shops or other destinations where people are unable to use public transport. We also cater for wheelchair users.

Driver training is quite thorough but friendly where the emphasis is on ‘safe driving’.This is usually run by the Handybus organiser. The Handybus is easy to drive but most car drivers need to get accustomed to its extra length and width. In addition, training covers passenger care and the loading and securing of wheelchairs. When ready drivers are put through a (free) safe driving assessment – this is quite unlike a driving test where constructive feedback is given and a chance to repeat.

We have no history of ‘failures’.

Sadly we live in times where this type of service requires our drivers to be checked by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). There is no cost to you.

  12.02.2011