What van can I drive on my car licence?

I have category B and B1 and there's a little picture of what looks like a van on the back of my licence - so can I drive any van?

Asked on 31 January 2013 by Stanley Gopher

Answered by John Slavin
No, you can't drive any van you like, but you can drive some. Licence category B1 is for lighter vehicles like quadricycles and B is for cars - but with 'B' you can also drive lighter vans up to 3500kg and shuttle buses with up to 8 seats - but they must also be under 3500kg.

If you need a bigger van you'll need a C1 category licence.
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