Trailer Towing tuition in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire is the ideal solution for those need to tow a trailer, caravan, horsebox or boat trailer for either work or pleasure.
If you passed your driving test on or after 1 January 1997 a full car drivers licence will allow you to tow trailers that weigh no more than 750kg. You can also tow heavier trailers with a car, as long as the total weight of vehicle and trailer isn’t more than 3,500kg.
However, if you wish to tow a caravan or trailer combination, which exceeds these weight limits. You will need to pass an additional driving test – to add categories B+E to your licence.
Drivers who passed a car driving test before the 1st January 1997 should already have B+E entitlement on their licence, and therefore do not need a further test, but may benefit from a trailer familiarisation session.
The Trailer towing (B+E) test consists of:
- Safety checks on your vehicle and trailer
- Reversing exercise
- On-road driving
- Coupling and uncoupling
Be Aware That
Failure to comply with the new licensing laws can lead to a maximum of 9 penalty points, a £1000 fine or even a disqualification. Your insurance company could also decline to honour any claims incurred whilst towing!
Trailer towing tuition – Trailer Training
Designed for drivers who want to tow trailers or caravans above the B category licence weight-limit. i.e. Council or Utilities personnel, caravan owners, horsebox owners, boat owners.
Our trailer/caravan towing lessons offer a practical training session to help prepare you for passing the additional trailer category B+E car & trailer DVSA driving test.
Car & Trailer driver training course details
We offer Trailer towing training in Newent, Gloucester, Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury and Tewkesbury
Cost – Cat B+E Driver Training courses start at £520 which includes the test fee.
Additional lessons are available at £95 for 2 hours.
A half-day training
A half-day training and use of vehicle and trailer for the test