Changes to the trailer test

The Width of the manoeuvring area has been reduced to 11 metres to make it easier for trainers to provide their own area which is suitable for the vocational test.  It is hoped that these areas will be suitable venues for the DSA driving test.  Likewise it is hoped that large companies such as Halfords will provide driving test facilities thereby allowing current test centres to close when their leases expire.

From November 2013 trailers will need to be laden with a 600kg approved load.  Such a load could include ballast in clear plastic bags, each of the same mass.  One of the said bags should be marked with its mass by the supplier.