DSA B+E Course
Your course will consist of the following.
You will be introduced to your instructor who will be with you for the course duration.
He will discuss the specific procedure of your course and allow time for you to ask any questions.
You will then have the opportunity to practice the uncoupling and re-coupling procedure for the trailer.
He will then demonstrate how you should carry out all the safety checks, i.e. (securing trailer doors and ensuring the load is safe and secure and that all electrical systems are in working order).
This syllabus is part of the DSA test, and will be conducted in an off road area.
There will be a reversing exercise followed by a controlled stop.
The next stage is to perfect your On Road driving skills, which will include a systematic and Eco style of driving.
You would be expected to Move off safely, effective observation, an ability to anticipate a hazard.
The B+E Test
The B+E Towing Test will last for 1.5 hours and will include some show me, tell me questions.
You will then be asked to complete a reversing exercise followed by a controlled stop.
The Examiner will then take you out onto the road for the rest of your driving test.
On return to the test centre you will be asked to uncouple your trailer and re-couple your trailer and your examiner will observe your safety checks.
You will be expected to drive to a high standard throughout the test.
Some Example Questions That You May Be Asked On Your B+E Test
Open the bonnet, identify where the brake fluid reservoir is and tell the examiner how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.
Show the examiner how you would check that the direction indicators are working.
Tell the examiner the main safety factors involved in loading your vehicle.
Tell the examiner the main safety factors involved in securing a load on your vehicle Show the examiner how you would check that your vehicle & trailer doors are secure.
Tell the examiner 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.