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Important New Towing Test Rules

Posted on Friday, November 22, 2013 by Heather Dodd

Trailer Rules Car and Trailer for Central Horse News
If you are thinking of taking your B+E towing test you will need to be aware of the changes to put in place by The Driving Standards Agency from 15th November.

The rule introduces new requirements for the trailer that you are planning to use in the test.

It is already stated that the trailer must be a closed box trailer, i.e. have sides and a roof, and be at least as high and at least as wide as the vehicle that is towing it.

Now, in addition, the trailer must have a load of 600kg that is appropriately secured.

The load must be either:  Bagged sand with the manufacture’s weight stamped on the packaging OR Water in an IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container) which is made from semi transparent moulded plastic – pictured below.

No other type of load is permissible, and the examiner must be able to inspect the load if he wishes to.

Trailer Rules Water Container for Central Horse News

If you are having tuition with a professional trainer then their trailer will be set up ready for these changes. Should you choose to take your own vehicle and trailer to the test centre your test will not be conducted and you will lose your fee if it is not presented correctly.

For more details and information on training and the test please contact Tracy at Passtime Motoring www.passtimemotoring, , Passtime Motoring Tel: 07973 529290


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