What is a D1+E Category Vehicle?
Answer: A minibus with a trailer over 750kg gross weight attached. Examples include outdoors activity centres towing sports equipment and scout groups carrying camping gear in a trailer.
To be eligible to take this test you must be 18 years old or over, entitled to drive a D1 vehicle by having passed the D1 minibus driving test (check the reverse of your drivers licence, it should show D1 without 101 restriction code opposite), have provisional D1E on your licence and take the following steps.
If you have Provisional D1E on your driving licence - skip steps 1&2
1. Visit us for a drivers medical, currently £80, phone us to book an appointment. The Doctor is with us every two weeks, you can use your own doctor but the cost will vary between £60 and £200. ORDER the FORMS you will need.
2. Send off the forms we will give you to the DVLA with your driving licence. It takes on average around 3 weeks for your new licence with provisional PCV D1E category to return. Contact us once you receive it and you can visit us for an assessment/trial lesson. This will give you the opportunity to see what we have to offer and we can suggest the correct duration of driver training to suit your ability. If you cannot visit us for an assessment you could book an 'average' length course.
3. Contact us to book your driver training course as suggested by the driving assessment or if you haven't had an assessment book a course duration you feel happy with and we will do our best to ensure you pass your PCV D1E Driving Test.
The driving test will last approximately 60 minutes, during which you will be required to complete a reversing exercise (see the picture below), uncouple from the trailer - then safely recouple the combination, then drive onto the roads during which you will complete uphill, downhill and angled starts, together with a controlled stop and moving away from the side of road in traffic.
Letters of Thanks from customers.
Hi to all at Tockwith,
Just like to say a big thankyou for getting me through my PCV test first time on 26/1/2009, especially to Lorraine for sorting out all the various test bookings, and the person who got me through with great perseverance Eddie. A very professional training programme very impressed with Eddie's knowledge and the way he enjoyed passing on this knowledge to myself to help me on my way to becoming a professional driver.
Once again thanks and keep up the good work.
Mal Davies, MNS Travel, 17th February 2009.
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