There are 6 parts to the driving test:
- an eyesight check
- ‘show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions
- reversing your vehicle
- general driving ability
- independent driving
- uncoupling and recoupling the trailer
You’ll drive for around 50 minutes.
The B+E test is conducted at a DSA large goods vehicle driving test centre with an off road manoeuvring area. These test centres are currently available in Poole Dorset, Bristol Kingswood, Taunton Somerset, Swindon Wiltshire and Exeter Devon.
The entire test lasts about 90 minutes. A VERY HIGH standard of driving is required to pass this type of test.
At the start of the test you are required to carry out an eye sight test. A few questions relating to the safety and loading of the outfit will then be asked.. You then drive the outfit onto the manoeuvring area and complete the reversing exercise accurately and safely.