When driving licence categories significantly changed on 1st January 1997, the need to pass a B+E practical driving test to tow large trailers has increased in recent years.
Do I need the B+E licence? - Our flowchart will help you decide whether you need to pass the towing test.
The B+E car & trailer test was originally, and still is, based on the LGV practical driving test. The general "S" reverse test layout is the same, there is an un-coupling and re-coupling exercise and at least 50 minutes of actual driving time is on the road. So yes it is a full driving test conducted by the DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency). The practical B+E trailer test takes around 1 hour 15 minutes to complete.
As B+E candidates are already full car licence holders, the examiners are looking for a higher standard of driving, awareness and planning whilst towing a trailer and demonstrating a thorough understanding of the Highway Code.
Our B+E courses are designed to fully prepare and train you in all elements of the test whilst gaining a life skill for your future towing requirements.