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Tel: 01778 342278

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Mobile: 07738 491071

B+E Test - Driving lessons in Peterborough, Market Deeping, Cambridgeshire, East Midlands, Lincolnshire

Caravan & Trailer Towing

You are not required to take a B+E Test but would like a towing course to gain experience?
Then the following can be adjusted to suit your requirements

Trailer Towing Course (No B+E Test)

Initial assessment of driving
Without trailer. General driving. Familiarization of Dacia Duster Diesel Training Car. Document checks
Are you legally able to tow. Licence categories .What they mean.

Vehicle checks
• Prior to driving
• Vin plate information and what it means
• Are extension mirrors required
• Drawbar height• Nose Weight

Trailer checks
• Lights/tyres/general condition/brakes
• Manufactures plate information. Is it compatible / legal to the towing vehicle

Trailer loading
• Differing types of loads
• Load security
• Uncoupling and re-coupling
• Practical Reversing
• Straight line
• Observations
• Backing into a confined area / General reversing practice

Road drive
• Speed limits relevant to towing
• Differences when towing. Extra weight / on handling and braking
• Use of motorway lanes Consideration to other road users

What are the rules regarding cars and trailers and do they apply to me?

1. The requirement for taking the test does not apply if the Maximum Authorised Mass (or MAM) of the trailer is under 750Kgs. The MAM is the maximum potential weight of the trailer and it’s contents as shown on the weight plate or manufacturer’s handbook and not the actual weight. Similarly, if you passed your car test prior to 1st January 1997, you do not need to take the additional test.
For example, most horse trailers have a MAM of between 2 tonne and 2.5 tonne; most caravans are between 1.2 and 1.5 tonne.

2. If the MAM of the trailer is over 750Kgs you need to take the test if the following weight combinations apply:
Either The combined MAM of the car and trailer exceeds 3500kgs (3.5 tonnes) or The MAM of the trailer is greater than the unladen weight of the towing vehicle.

3. If you passed your car test on or after 1 January 1997 and either of the above weight combinations applies, you will need to take the test. This will give you B+E entitlement.

4. If the combined MAM is less than 3500Kgs, and the MAM of the trailer is less than the unladen weight of the vehicle, you will not need to take the test.

5. If you passed your car test before 1 January 1997 you will have category B+E entitlement on your license already and will not need to take the test.

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