Who is this for?
Drivers who passed their driving test after 1 January 1997 and have an ordinary category B (car) licence, can drive a vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes or 3,500kg MAM towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM or tow a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined weight of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg. In order to tow anything heavier you need to take a category B+E driving test. B+E Vehicles may be coupled with a Horsebox/Trailer up to 750kgs with a combined laden weight of 4.25 tonnes including weight of horse/load.
B+E Car and Trailer (Horsebox) Training Course:
To train candidates in the knowledge and skills required to the minimum standard of the Department of Transport B+E Car and Trailer driving test, which will include:
• An eyesight check to ensure you can read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres for vehicles with a new-style number plate, 20.5 metres for vehicles with an old-style number plate.
• Five ‘show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions
• You’ll drive in various road and traffic conditions, which could include dual-carriageways, one-way systems and/or motorways. You’ll also be asked to do around 10 minutes of independent driving.
• You’ll have to show that you can manoeuvre your B+E car and trailer in a restricted space and stop at a certain point and you’ll be asked to uncouple and couple your car and trailer.
Road Traffic Act 1988.
The Highway Code. Croner’s road transport operation.
Average 1-2 Days. Dependent on previous driving experience.