Whats Involved in the Car and Trailer Test
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.
You will drive in varying roads and traffic conditions including motorways where possible, complete uphill, downhill and angled starts and demonstrate a high standard of driving throughout.
Back at the test centre you will then un-couple the vehicle from the trailer, you are then required to re-couple the trailer safely.
We are able to provide you with car and trailer lessons in North Dorset inc Shaftesbury, Gillingham, Blandford Forum as well as Poole and Bournemouth etc.