Who can drive a motorhome? What about non UK drivers?
All drivers of a hired motorhome must between 25 – 70 years of age and have held a full UK driving licence for 2 years.
Any driver must be authorised to drive a motorhome within the weight limits of their full driving licence. E.G. If you passed your driving test (in the UK) after 1.1.1997 you are only authorised to drive vehicles up to 3500KG. (If you passed your driving test before 1 January 1997, Category B (car licence) allows you to drive stipulated vehicles including Motorhomes up to MAM 7500kg. (1MAM is Maximum Authorised Mass).
If you passed your driving test after 1 January 1997, Category B (car licence) allows you to drive stipulated vehicles including Motorhomes up to MAM 3500kg).
All non-UKdrivers must abide by the conditions of their driving licence to drive in the UK.
Any failure to declare any driver limitations will reside with the the provider of drivers information to either Motorhome City or the Owner of the motorhome, and provision of drivers information
Drivers aged below 25 years or over 70 years may still be able to hire and drive but we would have to pass on the full drivers information to the hire insurance company and there is usually an additional charge (additional insurance charge) for drivers who are outwith these boundaries.
For all drivers who do not hold a full UK driving licence there is an additional excess of (25%) or £5 per day.
For all additional drivers (up to a maximum of 3 drivers) there is also an additional excess of £5 per day for each additional driver holding a UK licence.
Any endorsements, on any drivers licence, will be subject to additional charges. Small endorsements on a drivers licence (e.g. SP30 - speeding offence, will attract a 25% loading to charges (normally £5 per day) and more serious endorsements will attract additional loading).
If drivers have had more than 2 accidents in the last 3 years, then additional charges will be applied by the Hire Insurance Company.
Additional drivers with endorsements will be subject to additional charges.
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