Towing lessons

towing training lessons

Towing training lessons in Essex

At Smooth Pass Driver Training, we provide the right towing training lessons for appropriate vehicles in a relaxed and professional manner.

The rules for towing include:

  • If you have passed your car test (Category B) after 1st January 1997 you'll need to take an additional driving test (Cat B+E), which will enable you to tow. The fine is £1000 and you will invalidate your insurance.
  • The requirement for taking the B+E test does not apply if the Maximum Authorised Mass (or MAM) of the trailer is under 750Kgs. For example, most horse trailers have a MAM of between 2 tonnes and 2.5 tonnes; most caravans are between 1.2 and 2.5 tonnesIf you passed your car test prior to 1st January 1997, you do not need to take the B+E test.
  • If the MAM of the trailer is over 750Kgs, you need to take the test if the following weight combinations apply: either the combined MAM of the car and trailer exceeds 3500kgs (3.5 tonnes) or the MAM of the trailer is greater than the unladen weight of the towing vehicle.
  • If the combined MAM is less than 3500Kgs, and the MAM of the trailer is less than the unladen weight of the vehicle, you will not need to take the test.
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Payment terms

Payment terms

At Smooth Pass Driver Training, we accept payment by BACS, debit/credit card, cash or cheque. We request our clients to make the payment before the course commences. We understand the worry of paying for the services in advance, hence, we are happy to receive the payments at the start of the first day of the training course. We will ask that the cheques are paid and cleared in advance (sadly, we have been caught out with unpaid cheques too many times). We are happy to invoice companies, payable within thirty days.
Intensive courses
training and tests

The training and tests we conduct:

Call Smooth Pass and we will pick you up from home or work so you don't have to come to us.
Fleet training

Training prices

To take towing lessons in Essex, call Smooth Pass Driver Training on
07976 433 291
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