Licence Rules First Time Tow! You are now legal to tow

1. Licence Rules FIRST TIME TOW

It’s passed you are legal to tow (No more tests as of 16th Dec 2021).

But are you really feeling confident.

Let us help you.

Drive safe – tow safe – keep your trailer/caravan safe.

Uncouple – Recouple – On the road driving.

legal to tow

AWARE

Changes to the B + E testing H + S been relaid in parliament.

Legislation has now been passed and have been brought into force as from 16th December 2021.

This means for car drivers towing a trailer, drivers who passed their driving test from 1st January 1997, are allowed to tow trailers up to 3.500 (mam) maximum authorised mass without passing an additional car/trailer test.

On the 20th September 2021 DVSA stopped all B + E car trailer (not a good thing for road safety in the UK).

Driver training schools lost their work overnight with no test – it is so important to have driving trailer training and be responsible for health and safety at work policy.

 

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE 

Some insurers asking for proof of attendance.

Bring – Use your own trailer/ caravan.

DanHIRE Trailers do not supply tow vehicle/ trailer.

 

TOWING AND USING A TRAILER

Be SAFE – You are responsible.

S – Service has the trailer been serviced?

A – Air in tyres – check pressure – Tread deputy and overall conditioner.

F – Fit breakaway cable or safety chain. Check all electrical connections.

E – Examine – check all lights mirrors. Load and weight limits. Check and test jockey wheel.

With no MOT Test required on all types trailers it is so important to have trailers (caravans) in good working order .

 

DRIVING LICENCE CHANGES

DVLA will update affected licence records.
https://www.gov.uk/towing-with-car/driving-licence-rules-and-what-you-can-tow

The car car and trailer (B + E ) will be added to the driving licence when a new photo card driving licence is issued.

All car drivers wishing to tow a trailer for leisure or business are encouraged to undertake voluntary training.

DanHIRE trailers and towbars are pleased to work with NTTA the trailer industry and training providers.

An accreditation scheme will fully be launched in 2022.

DanHIRE trailers are NTTA accredited quality assured centre.

Contact us:

See more: Trailer Laws

Waveney Towing & Leisure Newsletter Number Three – November 2021

WHAT IS MISSING Competition

Waveney Towing & Leisure Newsletter Number Three – November 2021

includes:

WHAT IS MISSING Competition!

£50 GIFT VOUCHER PRIZE

GB TO UK | THE RULES OF TOWING | KEEPING IN TOW | CHECKS ON TRAILER BRAKES

TOWBARS FOR SALE | Horse Trailer Ramp Repairs | WHAT IS MISSING Competition!

See more here: waveneytowingandleisure.co.uk

Trailer in DanHIRE Workshops under going brake overhaul!

trailer brake repairs

Trailer in DanHIRE Workshops under going brake overhaul!

It is a long time and never before have these brakes received any attention.
Just show how important it is to keep trailers well maintained.
The linings are completely missing from the brake shoes.

Aways think Towsafe4freddie.

And get the trailer serviced.

With the darker evenings getting nearer this really do mean lights as well.

Don’t forget use DanHIRE

FREE TRAILER SAFETY CHECKS

CHECK ASSESS REPAIR Today!

Safety checks in accordance with NTTA
DanhHIRE Trailers and Towbars are
QUALITY ACCREDITED SECURED TRAILER CENTRE

NO MORE B+E TRAILER TESTS

B+E Driving Test

NO MORE B+E TRAILER TESTS

With the Government now stopping the BE Tests

Please read following details:


TESTS FROM 20 SEPTEMBER 2021

Your Car and Trailer Test WILL NOT GO AHEAD if it was due to take place on or after 20th September 2021.

If you booked the Test yourself DVSA will automatically cancel it for you.

YOU WILL GET A FULL REFUND WITHIN 5 WORKING DAYS

If you instructor booked your test for you then talk to them.

YOU CANNOT GET  A REFUND OR COMPENSATION FOR ANY TRAINING YOU HAVE TAKEN TO HELP YOU PREPARE.

If you have already PASSED A CAR TEST YOU CANNOT GET A REFUND FOR TRAINING OR REFUNBD FOR THE TEST FEE.

This published by DVSA on 10th September 2021

BEFORE 20th September your test will go ahead.

You can cancel the test. If instructor booked it speak to them.

UP TO AND INCLUDING 14th SEPTEMBER you will need to contact DVSA to claim your refund.

From 15th September to Sunday 19th September YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY GET A FULL REFUND if you CANCEL TEST.

MORE TO COME … THIS IS BEFORE THE NEW LAWS COME IN THE AUTUMN 2021.

OUR DANHIRE TRAILERS NEWSLETTER: WAVENEY TOWING AND LEISURE COMING SOON WITH MORE INFO!  


It is STILL so important we all think of road safety and still invest in training to tow trailers and caravans.

Don’t forget for example horses are very expensive so it really is necessary to drive safely when towing them about.

Please ask us and how you can be directed to Care when Towing trailer training courses.

We support Towsafe4freddie.

We offer FREE SAFETY CHECKS ON ALL TRAILERS 

DRIVE SAFE! TOW SAFE!

DRIVE SAFE! TOW SAFE!

This week has shown how important it is to keep your Trailers and Caravans in good safe condition.

Two calls in half an hour from holiday makers in trouble with broken wheel bearings travelled from the Midlands to enjoy a holiday in Norfolk / Suffolk

DRIVE SAFE! TOW SAFE!

Another problem is Tyres

So proves how cost effective it becomes to just double check and service before long journeys

DRIVE SAFE! TOW SAFE!

Let us carryout a

FREE HEALTH CHECK

on your Trailers

GIVE  US A CALL at DanHIRE

MARK 07825 872 107

MIKE 07860 452 421

You’ll find us in the beautiful setting in the Waveney Valley
Unit 19
Waveney Valley Business Park 
Ditchingham Dam
Bungay
Look for the Blue signs with the scenic driveway.
DanHIRE Trailers and Towbars
We support…
Towsafe4freddie…
NTTA  
Accredited Quality Assured Centre

QUALITY ASSURED

Picture shows Mark and Mike Daniels of DanHIRE Trailers together with David Shaw QS Assessor

QUALITY ASSURED

Picture shows Mark and Mike Daniels of DanHIRE Trailers together with
David Shaw QS Assessor, after their recent inspection where DanHIRE maintained their
Accredited status within the NTTA Trailer and Towing Industry.

TowingNTTA QUALITY SECURED CENTRE

DanHIRE specialists in Trailer Sales, Service, Repairs and Towbars.
We are based at Unit 19, Waveney Valley Business Park,
Bungay, Suffolk NR35 2JG
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