TRAILER TRAINING

Are you towing Legally?

If you passed your driving test after 1st Jan 1997 you wouldn’t have acquired “BE” on your driving licence. Therefore you may need to pass an additional test in order to tow a trailer or caravan behind a car.

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

Licences issued from 19 January 2013

If you passed your car driving test (category B) from 19 January 2013, you can tow:

• small trailers weighing no more than 750kg
• a trailer over 750kg as long as the combined weight of the trailer and towing car or van is no more than

3,500kg (3.5 tonnes) maximum authorised mass (MAM) MAM is the limit on how much the vehicle can weigh when it’s loaded.

You have to pass the car and trailer driving test if you want to tow anything heavier.

Licences issued from 1 January 1997

If you passed your car driving test between 1 January 1997 and 18 January 2013, you can:

• drive a car or van up to 3,500kg 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

You have to pass the car and trailer driving test if you want to tow anything heavier.

Licences held 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.

B+E Training from Leap Driving School

If you are needing to obtain your licence to tow, I can help. I’m a fully qualified driving instructor based in Christchurch and cover all the surrounding areas. Car and trailer tests are taken at Poole Test Centre in the Nuffield Industrial Estate.

What does the test involve?

What is the cost of training?

I charge £39 per hour for trailer training on a pay as you learn basis.

If you have experience in towing and reversing trailers, 10 Hours is usually enough to reach test standard. The test fee is £115. With this in mind, for as little as just over £500 it is possible to pass your car and trailer test.

If you have little experience towing and/or have only recently passed your Category B test, then you may need a little longer.

Equally if you are experienced at towing trailers and/or have recently passed your car test and so are already driving to “test standard”, then you may need less time.

Because you pay as you learn you’ll only pay for the training you actually need. It is possible to pass the B+E test within a week, for example you could do training on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and then pass your test on the Monday. This is possible and has been done many times!

Or, you could spread the training out over several weeks. Whatever suits you best!

Any Questions? Give me a call or email josh@passwithleap.co.uk to see if I can help!

BOOK A LESSON WITH ME TODAY! CALL 07864 191116