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B + E Trailer Training

If you passed your car driving test on or after 1 January 1997 and you now want to tow a caravan or certain trailers, you may have to take a specific practical test.

Car licences obtained before 1 January 1997

If you passed a car test before 1 January 1997 you keep your existing entitlement to tow trailers until your licence expires. This means you're generally entitled to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8.25 tonnes maximum authorised mass (MAM). You also have entitlement to drive a minibus with a trailer over 750kgs MAM.

Car licences obtained on or after 1 January 1997

If you passed a car test on or after 1 January 1997 you're limited to vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes maximum authorised mass towing a trailer up to 750kgs, or a vehicle and trailer combination up to 3.5 tonnes MAM providing the MAM of the trailer doesn't exceed the unladen mass of the towing vehicle. You will need to pass an additional driving test in B+E if you wish to tow a caravan or trailer combination which exceeds these weight limits.

 

The car and trailer practical driving test

The car and trailer test (B+E) is based on the lorry driving test and lasts for approximately one and a half hours

The B + E test includes:

  • Show Me Tell Me vehicle safety questions
  • Off-road reverse manoeuvre
  • Controlled stop
  • Uncoupling and re-coupling of the trailer making essential safety checks before the trailer can be towed away
  • Driving on road for approximately 1 hour to a high standard

You won't be expected to carry out the following exercises:

  • emergency stop on the public road
  • reversing round a corner
  • reverse parking
  • turning in the road

 

Mark Stanley Driver Training can provide you with effective training in all of the above areas.

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