Car and trailer (B+ E) course
In brief, a full car licence already lets you tow trailers weighing no more than 750kg, you can also tow heavier trailers with a car as long as the total weight of vehicle and trailer isn’t more than 3,500kg. Full clarification of rules is available from GOV.UK, refer to leaflet DVLA INF30, driving licence requirements for towing trailers in Great Britain.
Mainstream are the only provider in our locality to operate their own DSA driving test centre, this gives you the unique advantage of doing your training on the manoeuvring area that you will do your test. We believe that this gives you a better chance of passing first time!
Minibus driving course
The law relating to the driving of mini buses is complicated; please see www.gov.uk/driving-a-minibus for a comprehensive explanation. If you passed your test before 1st January 1997 you already hold the Category D1 entitlement but with the 101 restriction of ‘not for hire or reward’, so if you would like to have the 101 restriction removed so that you can earn money driving a minibus then you will need to take a category D1 driving test. Hire or reward includes any payment in cash or kind or on behalf of, passengers, which gives them a right to be carried. If you passed your test after 1st January 1997 you do not have the Category D1 entitlement on your licence and you can only drive a small mini-bus if you drive for a non-commercial body but not for hire or reward, you are over 21, you have held a full car licence for more than 2 years, are providing your service on a voluntary basis and the minibus is under 3.5 tonnes and less than nine seats.
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