B&E

Introduction to the Car & Trailer B+E Test

We offer B+E courses which is the Driving Standards Agency  practical driving test for a car and trailer. No medical examination or additional theory test is required. The test is regarded by the DSA as the first step to driving Large Goods Vehicles and is examined accordingly.

GML Driver Training offer a variety of B+E training courses that are shaped to the requirements of both individuals and businesses alike. With years of experience in safe driving techniques in towing, loading and consideration to other road users, GML Driver Training can provide you with the necessary skills to keep you and your vehicle safe. Alongside our training we can provide you with useful advice, tips and the confidence you need to drive with a trailer.

DVSA Trailer Towing – Driving License B+E Categories

For all people who have passed their standard car B driving test after 1st January 1997. Now you are required by law to take a further test to tow trailers or caravans, which is commonly referred to as a B+E. It is designed for all people who want to tow trailers or caravans above the B licence limit. People such as: Council and utilities personnel, caravan owners, horse-box owners as well as boat owners.

COURSES

2 & 3 – day courses available

At GML Driver Training, we base our training in Swindon Wiltshire, as it provides a very safe off-road area that has many varied types of road and traffic conditions, where we can conduct reversing exercises, as well as uncoupling and re-coupling. Our training vehicle is the Hyundi IX35 4×4, which complies perfectly with the DVSA requirements to meet testing standards.

We deliver 1, 2 and 3 – day courses for car and trailer training, as well as this we also help you get to the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) test Centre for your final towing test after which your lessons will end. Our courses are for people with a range of different towing experiences, from previous experience to little experience and none prior. No matter what is the duration or experience level of the course you choose to take, all courses base their learning on trailer training, car and trailer training and the final car and trailer test, where all your knowledge you have previously taken on will be put to test. However, with that said, you do not need to worry, as we will be assisting you each step of the way.

Two Day’s Training Plus Test Day

This course is for someone with little to no towing experience. You will cover all the exercises and roadwork skills required to pass the B+E car and trailer test without rushing but in-depth. The test will be completed at the DVSA centre on the second day in the afternoon.

Three Day’s Training Plus Test Day

This course is for people with no experience however is carefully structured to bring you up to the E test standard so you that you can give your best driving performance on the test, which will be at the DVSA centre on the third day during the afternoon.

The two full training days allow you to practise and become not only competent but also confident with your driving during the training sessions. The third day is dedicated to your test, at the local DVSA centre.

DVSA rules

At GML Driver Training we comply with the rules and legislations. With years of experience in safe driving techniques in towing, loading and consideration to other road users, GML Driver Training can provide you with the necessary skills to keep you and your vehicle safe. Alongside our training we can provide you with useful advice, tips and the confidence you need to drive with a trailer.

According to the new legislation the rules on what you can tow are different depending on when you passed your driving test.

View your driving licence information to see if you’re allowed to tow.

Licences issued from 1 January 1997

If you passed your car driving test on or after 1 January 1997 you can:

  • Drive a car or van up to 3,500kg maximum authorised mass (MAM) towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM
  • Tow a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined MAM of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg

MAM (maximum authorised mass) is the limit on how much the vehicle can weigh when it’s loaded.

If you wish to tow anything heavier you have to pass the car and trailer driving test.

Licences issued before 1 January 1997

If you passed your car test before 1 January 1997 you’re usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg MAM. View your driving licence information to check.

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