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Did you know? …. If you passed your standard car B driving test after 1st January 1997 you are required by law to take a further test to tow trailers, horse boxes and caravans.

If you passed your driving test after 1 January 1997 (including retests) you must pass a practical category B+E test to tow a trailer/caravan/horsebox/boat which exceeds 750kg on a vehicle weighing 3.5 tonnes; or vehicle and trailer combination over 3.5 tonnes.

With a standard B licence you are allowed to tow a trailer up to 750kg MAM (allowing a combined weight up to 4.25 tonnes MAM) or a trailer over 750kg MAM provided the MAM of the trailer does not exceed the unladen weight

MAM= maximum authorised mass ie the permissable maximum weight, also known as the gross vehicle weight.

Hoot Hoot Driving School offer towing training to companies and individuals who require this additional category. We can offer initial assessments of ability, as well as structured training to pass the test. The test is conducted at an LGV test centre by Driving Standard Agency Examiners.

There is no requirement to take an additional theory test.

Training is conducted by a fully qualified DSA Driving Instructor and all manoeuvres are carried out on private land.

Once you have passed your B+E test you are entitled to drive a vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes MAM with trailers in excess of 750kg MAM.

It is important to note that the majority of people who fail the B+E test do so because their road driving skills do not meet the required standard and not because of the manoeuvring exercises.

Course Available

2 Hour Driver Evaluation
If you’re not sure which course will suit you best, allow us to assess your skills and abilities so we can advise you more accurately. We will provide the car and trailer for this evaluation.

Full Day Course (6 hours)
Ideal for those who have B+E on their licence but would like to gain more confidence in handling a trailer through the various manoeuvres. Or for those who wish to practice what they learn at home or work before they take their test. The full day allows all of the exercises and roadwork skills required to pass the B+E car and trailer test to be covered.

Full Day Course (6 hours) inc test
Ideal for the more experienced driver who may have failed the B+E test previously and just needs to brush up on their skills in order to pass. The full day allows all of the exercises and roadwork skills required to pass the B+E car and trailer test to be covered.

 Two Day Course (12 hours) inc test
Great for the more experienced who feel that one day won't be quite enough. Your test will be arranged for the second day.

Three Day Course (18 hours) inc test 
Our three day course is designed for those with very little experience of towing. All of the exercises and roadwork skills required to pass the B+E car and trailer test will be covered in depth. The two full training days allow you to practice and become competent during the training sessions. The third day is dedicated to the test at the local LGV test centre.

Four Day Course (24 hours) inc test  
Designed for those with absolutely no experience of towing a trailer but need to pass the B+E car and trailer test. All of the exercises and roadwork skills required to pass the test will be covered in depth, but the extra day will allow you more time to practice and become comfortable with the trailer before your test on the fourth day.

Client Testimonial For Trailer Towing

The techniques and styles used were amazing. From having never reversed a trailer to being able to complete the reversing manoeuvre required for the test shows Kevin's teaching and training is second to none. Thank you for all your help over the last 3 days.”
Thomas, Newark

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