TRAILER TRAINING - SHOW ME TELL ME QUESTIONS
*Identify reservoir, check level against high/low markings.
*Applying the indicators or hazard warning switch and checking functioning of all indicators.
*The load should be distributed evenly throughout the trailer. Heavy items should be loaded as low as possible so that they are mainly over the axle(s). Bulkier, lighter items should be distributed to give a suitable 'nose weight' at the towing coupling. The nose weight should never exceed the vehicle manufacturer's specifications.
*Any load must be carried so that it does not endanger other road users. It must be securely stowed within the size and weight limits for thevehicle. The load needs to be secure so that it cannot move or fall from the vehicle when cornering or braking.
*Physical checks should be made to ensure that windows, roof light and all doors, including cargo doors, are properly closed.
No cuts and bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference.
*Check is carried out by using control (turn on ignition if necessary).
*Identify high/low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.
*Demonstrate by applying parking brake that when it is fully applied it secures itself, and is not at the end of the working travel.
*Identify reservoir check there is some in there. (There is no min or max mark, as long as there is some in there its fine.)
(It is important to keep your windscreen washer fluid level topped up, so you are able to clean the windscreen on the move, as things can get on your windscreen while you drive at high speed and need to be able clear it straight away. It is also a legal requirement to make sure you dont run out.)
*Set all relevant controls including; fan, temperature, air direction / source and heated screen to clear windscreen and windows. Engine
does not have to be started for this demonstration
*Operate switch (turn on dipped headlights and ignition if necessary). Check warning light is on. Explain use.
*Operate switch (with ignition or engine on if necessary), check with main beam warning light.
*Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors, etc, or ask someone to help.
*The head restraint should be adjusted so the rigid part of the head restraint is at least as high as the eye or top of the ears, and as close to the back of the head as is comfortable. N.B. Some restraints might not be adjustable.
Open the bonnet, identify where the brake fluid reservoir is and tell me how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.
Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working.
Tell me the main safety factors involved in loading this vehicle.
Tell me the main safety factors involved in securing a load on this vehicle
Show me how you would check that your vehicle& trailer doors are secure
Tell me how you would check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.
Show me how you would check that the horn is working (off road only).
Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine coolant level and tell me how you would check that the engine has the correct level.
Show me how you would check the parking brake for excessive wear.
Show me how you would clean the windscreen using the windscreen washer and wipers.
Show me how you would set the demister controls to clear all the windows effectively, this should include both front and rear screens.
Show me how you would switch on the rear fog light(s) and explain when you would use it/them. (No need to exit vehicle)
Show me how you switch your headlight from dipped to main beam and explain how you would know the main beam is on whilst inside the car
Show me how you would check that the brake lights are working on this vehicle. (I can assist you, if you need to switch the ignition on, please don't start the engine).
Tell me how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash.
DETAILS ABOUT THE B+E CAR AND TRAILER DRIVING TEST
The test takes place at a DVSA large goods vehicle driving test centre
The centre is equipped with an off road manoeuvring area
It's a 70-minute test
This test is carried out by the governing body
Before the driving test there is an eye sight test
Then there are 5 “Show and Tell” questions relating to the safety and loading of the outfit
This is followed by a reversing exercise on the manoeuvring area
Next is a 60-minute drive in varying roads and traffic conditions in addition to uphill, downhill and angled starts.
Once back at the centre, you will have to un-couple and re-couple the vehicle.
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All drivers that are looking to tow from a range of vehicles may be required to take the Category B+E test for towing a trailer or caravan (weighing over 750kg).
These vehicles include:
You will need to take the Category B+E trailer license test if you have passed your car driving test after 1997. This is a legal requirement.
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