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Get Towing… from only £399, Trailer Licence Training ‘near me’ in Chelmsford

B+E trailer towing licence training ‘near me in Chelmsford, Essex’

B+E – the trailer towing category allows you to drive a vehicle with trailer, horse box or caravan where the combination is over 3.5 tonnes MAM (maximum authorised mass).

our trailer training instructors…

Get Towing has been providing trailer training to people within Southend and over Essex for over 15 years to drive confidently and safely. All out trailer training instructors are qualified and approved driving instructors and with a patient approach, ensuring that all our students are safe on the roads.

Why do you need trailer training?

Since 1997 if anyone would like to tow a trailer they might have to take another test (B + E) trailer training test. The test itself consists of two parts and is of 60 to 90 minutes duration by an LGV (large goods vehicle) examiner employed by the DVSA.

First part of the trailer test 

The first part will be conducted off road, probably at the test centre. Before you begin, you will have to read a new style number plate from a distance of 20 metres.

The examiner will ask you 5 ‘show me – tell me’ questions. Then you will need to show the examiner that you can confidently drive and control the car with the trailer whilst doing a reversing manoeuvre. You will need the ability to undertake safety checks on your vehicle and trailer – this will include disconnecting and connecting the trailer.

Second part of the trailer test 

The second part is conducted on the road. The driving test will last approximately 60 minutes and, with your trailer, you will be tested as you would on an ordinary L test for a car. To pass the test you will need to obtain no more than 15 minor faults and without a serious or dangerous fault (one of these will result in a failure).

There is no requirement to do any reversing whilst on the road; however, there is an independent driving element lasting about ten minutes where you will be required to follow road signs and markings.

To obtain a pass, the test should be driven with good forward planning, understanding the need for good road positioning at all times, along with excellent mirror and observational understanding.

Six hours are required on the day of the driving test to include test time, extra practice and travelling.

How we do our trailer training…

In all our years of trailer training we have understood that everyone is different; we believe that a course of trailer towing training should be based on the individual needs of the driver.

It’s unlikley that a driver of twenty years plus experience should be on the same course as a novice driver who has just passed their trailer driving licence test so…

you can choose from…

6hr one day course = £399

12hr two day course = £599

18hr three day course = £799

DVSA trailer tests cost = £115 which is included in the above price.

The driving course will be done on the roads around the trailer test routes and consist of driving on a variety of road and traffic conditions. After completion, our experienced instructor will discuss and explain the areas of weakness which will result in how many hours of trailer training he thinks you need to pass the test.

good luck!!