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If you took your Car test after 1st January 1997 you are restricted to towing trailers with a gross laden weight not exceeding 750Kg on a vehicle weighing 3,500kg or a combination of a vehicle and trailer, caravan or horse trailer over 3,500kg.

If you are or intend to tow large caravans, double horse trailers, heavy boats or commercial trailers you may need to take an additional test.

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Do I need to take the test?

Car licences obtained
before 1 January 1997

All drivers who passed their car test before 1 January 1997 retain their existing entitlement to tow trailers until their licence expires.

Car licences obtained on or after 1 January 1997

All Drivers who passed a car test on or after 1 January 1997 are required to pass an additional driving test in order to gain entitlement to category B+E.

With your B+E test, you are generally entitled to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 7 tonnes MAM (Maximum Authorised Mass).

What does the test involve?

The towing test normally takes around an hour.

There are 6 parts to the driving test:

  • an eyesight check
  • ‘show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions
  • reversing your vehicle
  • general driving ability
  • independent driving
  • uncoupling and recoupling the trailer

Useful Resources

'Show me, tell me' questions: car and trailer driving test

Questions that driving examiners can ask

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B+E Regulations

Nigel Slater's B+E Regulations

The B+E Test

Taking the B+E Car & Trailer Training

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