The first section comprises tests such as reversing around a pylon into a coned bay, a controlled stop and a hill start, while you will also be asked to uncouple and reattach the trailer and your eyesight will be checked.
The on-road drive lasts around an hour and covers up to 20 miles and will include urban areas and possibly motorways.
The examiner will check that you are competent in the following areas:- Checking the trailer (wheels, tyres, windows and exterior lockers closed) before setting off.- Hitching and ensuring the breakaway cable is in good order.- Checking that the rear lights, brake lights and indicators are in working order once hitched.- Checking mirrors before moving off and use of handbrake.- General driving and road positioning (including junctions and roundabouts).- Reversing.- Controlled stopping (from 20mph to standstill over a measured distance).- Maintaining speed limits.- Continually checking mirrors (especially left-hand side).
You may practice for the test with a laden or unladen trailer as long as you display L plates and are accompanied by a person who passed their driving test before 1997 or holds a B+E category licence.
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