B+E TRAILER TOWING

Following the recent government consultation in September 2021, car drivers will be now be able to tow a trailer without taking a test. However you will not be legal to tow a trailer until the law has been passed through parliament and been approved. Until such point although you are unable to take a B+E test you equally will not be able to tow a trailer. Once the law has been approved you will be able to send your license to the DVSA to request the B+E category to be added.

What will change later in 2021 (click here for more information regarding the changes).

If you passed your car driving test from 1 January 1997, you’ll be allowed to tow trailers up to 3,500kg MAM when the law changes. DVLA will update your driving licence record to show that you’re allowed to tow trailers. You’ll get category BE added to your driving licence when you get a new photo card driving licence. You do not need to contact DVLA for this to happen. It will be done automatically.

What you can do until the law changes (click here for more information regarding the changes).

Until the law changes later in 2021, you must continue to follow the current rules about what you’re allowed to tow based on when you passed your car driving test.

You can be fined up to £1,000, be banned from driving and get up to 6 penalty points on your driving licence if you tow anything heavier before the law changes.

You’re only allowed to tow anything heavier if you’re being supervised. When you’re being supervised, you must:

  • Display L plates to the front of the car and the rear of the trailer
  • Be accompanied by a person who’s at least 21 years old and has had category BE on their driving licence for at least 3 years.

At L.D.C we are still offering 3 hour 1to1 training sessions and starter courses to get experience towing a trailer. Give us a call on 01283 545900 to discuss options for you.


TESTIMONIALS

Here are just a few of our recent trailer successes:-

"A great experience all round, especially as I had no prior experience until my lessons! And I passed 1st time-bonus!! Thank You L.D.C"
S.Davis

"I got all the information I needed from the training. It was also made fun and enjoyable. I felt confident for the test."
Gareth Stanley

"My instructor was very good, helped me feel confident which helped me enjoy my lessons. I was glad I did my B+E test, and wish I had found L.D.C before! They did all the paperwork and booked the lessons and test quickly. I would recommend them anytime!"
Simon Evans

"Very good place, nice people. Have recommended to lots of people."
Tom Marrion

"A friendly but professional service with excellent tuition. Highly recommended!"
Sarah Davenport

"The training was informative and professional. I Thoroughly enjoyed my training with L.D.C. and passed first time!"
James Ball

"Brilliant, would recommend this driving school to anyone. Les was friendly and informal and made me feel at ease straight away. He never sugar coated anything and if I wasn't doing something right he'd explain what went wrong and why. I hadn't had a lot of experience towing before and defiantly not reversing but after 2 lessons I was reversing like a pro! Would defiantly recommend the individual lessons if you've never towed before. They give you the confidence and the one on one attention that really helps cement in the foundations of what you're doing. The office staff are always friendly and come back to you when they say they will, and I even got chocolate to calm my nerves before the test.....what more could you ask for!!!!"
Debbie Maxwell-King

"What a
superb experience! I passed my test on the first attempt with lots of confidence. The instructor was professional and friendly, making the whole experience enjoyable. I would strongly recommend L.D.C!!
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F Clarke

"L.D.C were excellent throughout my training, offering me support and guidance. I rapidly became confident and am please to say, passed my test first time!"
G Fenton

"Everything was brilliant and im really pleased that i chose LDC to take my trailer test. I have confidence now and would recommend LDC to friends and family."
R.Horne

LDC have been amazing! Les took me for my B + E with no trailer experience and I passed first time after two sessions! Great bunch would definitely recommend!


Please phone the office on 01283 545900 to discuss your requirements.