B+E Towing Introduction
Links Driving School working in partnership with GT Towing provide B+E Towing tuition prior to taking the actual B+E Towing driving test. Clients must provide their own vehicle and hire out the B+E Towing trailer from GT Towing. DVSA recommend up to 8 hours B+E Towing training before going in for the B+E Towing test if you have no experience of reversing a trailer at all. For those clients with plenty of experience in using trailers, then the B+E Towing training and test can be completed in the same day, but you need to be honest in how you assess your own experience. It is better to have a longer B+E Towing training session as this will potentially save you money in the long run and put you in a better position of passing this test first time. As an instructor I cannot guarantee any first time pass, but Links Driving School guarantees to you, as the client, that you will be well prepared to pass first time.
The B+E Towing test centres that are used are at Enfield LGV and Leighton Buzzard (dependent on test availability).
B+E Towing Rules & Regulations
Under the new driving licence regulations, if you have passed your test on or after 19th January 1997 or on or after 19th January 2013, you will have to undergo a DSA driving test to obtain the B+E category.
The regulations state: If you want to tow a trailer weighing more than 750kg when the combined actual permissible weight of the towing vehicle (car) and trailer is more than 3500kg an additional test is required. Click on this GOV.UK link for full B+E Towing regulations and information.
These are the rules and requirements for your B+E Towing trailer test
**** If you use and pass your B+E towing trailer test in an automatic car, then you can ONLY tow a trailer using an automatic car ****
B+E TOWING Prices:
* Option 1 - £529.00 - Half day course including tuition fees trailer hire and test booking fee - test on same day
** Option 2 - £690.00 - Full day course including tuition fees trailer hire and test booking fee - test on separate day
** Retest ONLY - £175.00 - covers a 4 hour period
** the B+E Towing retest covers 60 minutes supervised driving to the test centre, waiting time during test and return to GT Towing. Any additional tuition requirements will incur extra costs.
The cost of booking the DSA B+E Towing with a trailer test is £115.00 plus £10 admin fee. (weekdays only)
** Please Note** if you cancel your B+E Towing trailer course then Terms and Conditions apply
Here is my video showing the uncoupling and recoupling routine incorporating the trailer check for the B+E Towing test
Here is my video showing the required reversing manoeuvre for the B+E Towing test.
Congratulations to Lucas Thurgood who was the first person to pass the B+E towing test on 15th October 2013
Links Driving School can also offer a 4 hour or a day's car and caravan/trailer familiarisation course for clients with caravans and horse boxes who do not need to take the DSA B+E Towing with a trailer driving test. This will cater for your own individual needs and requirements, concentrating on your own particular difficulties that you may have when pulling trailers, horseboxes or caravans. You must provide your own vehicle and trailer or you can hire a trailer out from GT Towing.
Trailer Familiarisation Courses
4 hour course one client - £175.00
4 hour shared course with two clients - £300.00
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"Having never actually met or spoke to you, I just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU for all your YouTube videos of the Trailer Test B&E. I never had any lessons, and managed to pass this test from watching your videos online and having a few practice sessions within 9 days! Super clear and helpful advice and covered exactly what happened in the test! Thanks again!"
London Emission Zone Enfield B+E Tests
The Low Emission Zone operates every day of the year, including weekends and public holidays to encourage the most polluting heavy diesel vehicles driving in London to become cleaner. The LEZ covers most of Greater London including Enfield. Daily charges should be paid by midnight on the next working day after the first day of travel.
Most vehicles, including cars and vans, need to meet the LEZ emissions standards or their drivers must pay a daily charge to drive within the zone: £12.50 for most vehicle types, including cars, motorcycles and vans (up to and including 3.5 tonnes)
Clients MUST find out if their vehicle type is affected by the current emissions standards of the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) by clicking HERE
How to Pay : Your number plate (Vehicle Registration Mark) will tell us which charges you need to pay.
Click HERE to pay