Information for Drivers

Whether a regular driver of the Hilsea Minibu or a first time driver, please review the information for drivers on this page before your booking starts.  Locate the Driver's Folder which is kept in the minibus.  It contains all the information drivers should need while they are responsible for and using the Hilsea Minibus.  Copies of all the information in the folder are available below.

Pre Journey Checklists 

For everyone's convenience, we use the STRIDA from Castle Minibuses to handle driver checklists.  STRIDA avoids the need for Drivers to complete and submit paper copies of their required checklists.  Approved drivers should receive an invitation to access STRIDA - please download the app from your preferred app store before your booking.

To avoid misunderstanding: both a Weekly and a Daily checklist are required at the beginning of the booking period (normally completed by the first driver).

Accident / Incident Reports

If you have an accident or incident when driving or otherwise responsible for the District Minibus involving another road user, pedestrian or member of the public, you must report it.  As soon as possible, submit an Accident / Incident Form online to document and notify Portsmouth Scouts.

The form should be completed by the driver or other adult witness. More than one form can be submitted.  Paper copies of the form are available in the Minibus Driver's Folder if the online form can not be accessed.

If you are unable to use STRIDA or the online accident form, paper copies (and instructions to store and submit) are given in the Driver's Folder.  Please let us know at minibus@portsmouthscouts.org.uk if anything is missing, or sheets are running low.