When looking for trailer training it’s worth checking the qualifications of your trainer. Anyone who passed their car test before 1997 could present themselves as a trailer, trainer and charge money for trailer training without having any qualifications or experience at all they may never have actually passed the trailer test themselves.At Richards Driver Training we only use fully qualified grade A DVSA approved instructors with many years’ experience Richard has over 30 years’ experience in towing all types of trailer.
Training for the B + E driving test without the proper training the trailer test will be very difficult to pass.
Applying for the B + E driving test you pay the test fee of £115.00 when you book your test, so it’s important that you’re confident you are ready to take the test before making your booking.
In order to book the test, you’ll need to following information to hand
- A valid GB or NI (Northern Ireland) driving licence number
- The length of the vehicle and trailer that you will be using
- A valid debit or credit card for payment
- Your surname and date of birth
You can also apply by post via an application form which you may download from the DVSA website or pick up from your local test centre. You will need to enclose a cheque for the full amount or provide debit or credit card details with the form
Areas to practice for the B + E driving test
The towing trailer test is as much about making sure you are fully aware of how to operate a trailer as is testing your ability to drive while towing. The following list highlights some of the areas you need to make sure you are able to demonstrate before taking the test. Before setting off on the B + E driving test
Checking the trailer (wheels, tyres, windows and exterior lockers closed)
Hitching & ensuring the breakaway cable is in good order
Checking that the rear lights, break lights and indicators are in working order once hitched
What to take to your test
When reporting for your B + E driving test, it is essential that you bring the following items with you. Failure to do so or out-dated documentation may result in the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) refusing to allow you to take the test at the allotted time, and could mean you lose your test fee. A vehicle suitable for the test, displaying L plates to the front and rear, appropriately insured and licensed. The appointment letter sent to you when you booked your test. Your photo card driving license (unless you hold an old-style paper license, in which case you’ll need to take your signed drivers’ license and a valid passport