3 Day Courses - Book (Car + Trailer B+E)
After completing the B+E 3-day course, also referred to as the B+E trailer course, you will be able to operate a vehicle that can tow a trailer. Hence, during this trailer course, you are permitted to operate a vehicle that meets category B, even if it tows a trailer that weighs no more than 3,500 kg.
The Safety Measures While Towing Trailer on the Road
- The first and most common point is to check the accurate towing weight of the vehicle.
- If you are towing a trailer with a car then you need to fit the mirror extenders.
- Reversing the trailer is more complex than other turns. It is not everyone’s cup of tea, for this a lot of practice and skills are required.
- It is mandatory for all the trailers that get towed by the car bear the same number plate as the car bear.
1. Can I Tow a Trailer on my Licence?
Anybody with a valid driver's licence can now tow a trailer up to a maximum authorized mass (MAM) of 3,500 kg according to recent regulatory revisions. Before January 1, 1997, the towing limit for individuals who obtained their driver's licence after that date was 750 kg.
2. Is there any Age Limit for Towing a Trailer?
It is mandatory to be at least eighteen years old to tow a trailer. Even though the law no longer requires it, taking a towing course is strongly advised to get familiar with how the car and trailer behave when driving.
3. What is the Required Speed while Towing a Trailer?
Travel on dual carriageways and motorways is permitted at a maximum speed of 60 miles per hour. On other roads, unless a lower speed limit is in effect, a maximum speed of 50 mph is allowed.