Car and trailer driving test: reversing exercise diagram

A diagram that explained the reversing exercise you needed to do during a car and trailer driving test.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales


Car and trailer driving test: reversing exercise diagram

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During your car and trailer driving test, you had to manoeuvre your car and trailer into a restricted space and stop at a certain point.

This diagram shows the start and end point for the reversing exercise, and where cones were positioned.

The law about towing trailers with a car has changed.

If you passed a car driving test from 1 January 1997, you can tow a trailer up to 3,500kg maximum authorised mass. You do not need to take a car and trailer driving test.

Find out about the rules for towing with a car.

This guidance is being kept available for driving instructors to use with their pupils.

Published 27 April 2016
Last updated 10 September 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added information about car and trailer driving tests ending from 20 September 2021.

  2. First published.