Besides ABS and ESP brake control system, also speed limiters at 100 km/h (since 1994) are part of the basic bus equipment. In order to meet these standards, buses need to undergo a main inspection every 12 months, including an inspection according to BOKraft. Additionally, in the 2nd & 3rd year of registration, a security inspection takes place every 6 months after the last main inspection. From the 4th year of registration on, a security inspection is conducted every 3 months after the last main inspection.
In the guideline 2003/59/EG the requirements are defined for basic qualification and further training of professional drivers with driving license classes C or D. Drivers need to prove their basic qualification either
Afterwards bus and truck drivers in the entire EU need to maintain and refresh their professional skills up to date by participating in further trainings every 5 years.
The driving times and driver exchanges are regulated by European law. Thus e.g. the day and night driving times are regulated uniformly and must not be exceeded. Latest after 4.5 hours the drivers need to take a break in order to ensure their vigilance and attention. The break needs to last 45 minutes but can also be split in two shorter breaks of 15 and 30 minutes.
Each seat is provided with a seat belt which needs to be fastened throughout the entire ride. At the moment the law does not oblige children to be seated into child seats on board of German buses. Nevertheless, we recommend to transport infants between 0 and 3 years of age in infant seats. These seats need to be provided by the infants’ supervisors and installed with the two-point belts of the bus. The driver reserves the right to decline the transportation if adequate child seats are missing.