Towing with a car – the law

Towing with a car – the law

The law around towing with a car, van or pickup is changing.

The government has announced that to help tackle the shortage of HGV drivers they will abolish the car and trailer test this autumn, freeing up more tests for lorry drivers.

This means that you will no longer need to take an additional test to tow a trailer.

Although there is no date for the law to change yet, they have announced that they will not conduct any more car and trailer (B+E) tests from 20th September.

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James Brittain-Jones B+E Test Pass Northants

James Brittain-Jones B+E Test Pass Northants

Three cheers for James Brittain-Jones who passed his B+E test first time with 0 driver faults! James took his test in Northants on 17th June 2021. He's a farmer and has lots of experience towing trailers and is very excited for the freedom this licence gives him!...

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James Woolley Car and Trailer Northampton

James Woolley Car and Trailer Northampton

Congratulations to James Woolley who passed his car and trailer test in Northampton today. James was very pleased as the pass means he can now contribute more at work and isn't restricted to only moving trailers off road.   Well done James, from your instructor...

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Gareth Vaughan Trailer test Northamptonshire

Gareth Vaughan Trailer test Northamptonshire

Congratulations to Gareth Vaughan on passing his B+E Towing test in Northamptonshire on the 24th of July 2020.   Gareth gave an amazing drive securing himself a well deserved pass. He can now tow trailers for work and finally get the caravan on the road.   Well done...

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“100% recommend Nearway Driver training. I done & passed my B+E trailer test today 27/11/2018. ? I had Neil Whyman as my instructor and I honestly couldn’t fault him in anyway. Amazing instructor along with a great sense of humour & gives you so much confidence to pass your test! Thankyou so much for all of your help”

Rachel Blagden passed on 27th November 2018

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Don’t need to take the trailer test? Take our introduction to towing course to build confidence with your trailer or caravan. You can use your vehicle and trailer, or ours. Please call for details.

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Trainer Neil Ridding

Neil Ridding

Neil is the owner of the driving school. As well as providing driving instructor training he still conducts some trailer courses. Neil works out of the Culham test centre for Oxfordshire and the Weedon test centre for Northamptonshire.

Instructor Ian Ackerley

Ian Ackerley

Ian provides towing training from the test centre at Weedon Bec, Northampton, he has extensive experience in towing training having previously worked as a trainer for The Caravan Club and regularly tows his own boat. Ian is a highly rated driving instructor who has a fantastic pass rate.

Towing with a car – the law

Towing with a car – the law

The law around towing with a car, van or pickup is changing.

The government has announced that to help tackle the shortage of HGV drivers they will abolish the car and trailer test this autumn, freeing up more tests for lorry drivers.

This means that you will no longer need to take an additional test to tow a trailer.

Although there is no date for the law to change yet, they have announced that they will not conduct any more car and trailer (B+E) tests from 20th September.

read more
James Brittain-Jones B+E Test Pass Northants

James Brittain-Jones B+E Test Pass Northants

Three cheers for James Brittain-Jones who passed his B+E test first time with 0 driver faults! James took his test in Northants on 17th June 2021. He's a farmer and has lots of experience towing trailers and is very excited for the freedom this licence gives him!...

read more
James Woolley Car and Trailer Northampton

James Woolley Car and Trailer Northampton

Congratulations to James Woolley who passed his car and trailer test in Northampton today. James was very pleased as the pass means he can now contribute more at work and isn't restricted to only moving trailers off road.   Well done James, from your instructor...

read more
Gareth Vaughan Trailer test Northamptonshire

Gareth Vaughan Trailer test Northamptonshire

Congratulations to Gareth Vaughan on passing his B+E Towing test in Northamptonshire on the 24th of July 2020.   Gareth gave an amazing drive securing himself a well deserved pass. He can now tow trailers for work and finally get the caravan on the road.   Well done...

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David Wyborn Towing Test Pass Northants

David Wyborn Towing Test Pass Northants

Congratulations to David Wyborn who passed his towing test on 1st September 2021 in Northants. David passed with zero driver faults and is thrilled to have passed first time. He needs his licence to move cars and motorbikes around the country.    Well done David,...

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Claudette Jordan B+E Test Pass Northamptonshire

Claudette Jordan B+E Test Pass Northamptonshire

Congratulations to Claudette Jordan who passed her B+E course on 7th May 2021 in Northamptonshire. Claudette is really looking forward to getting away in the caravan, safe in the knowledge that she CAN reverse!    Well done Claudette, from your driving...

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Mark Campbell-Baker B+E Test Pass Northants

Mark Campbell-Baker B+E Test Pass Northants

Well done to Mark Campbell-Baker who passed his B+E test in Northants on 1st May 2021. Mark is very pleased to have passed and we wish him every success.   Well done Mark, from your driving instructors Paul and Mark, and all the team at NearWay Driver Training.  ...

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Ben Roberts B+E Test Pass Northamptonshire

Ben Roberts B+E Test Pass Northamptonshire

A huge congratulations to Ben Roberts, who passed is category B+E test in Northamptonshire on 13th April 2021. Ben passed first time and is also a bit of a wizard when it comes to car electrics; which rather comes in handy as for a day job, he plays with prototype...

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