The following is taken from an email circular released by the DVSA:


Seeking views on changes to HGV and minibus, bus and coach driving tests, and allowing car drivers to tow trailers without taking another test.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency is seeking views on proposals to:

  • allow drivers to take one test to drive both a rigid and articulated lorry, rather than having to pass a test in a rigid lorry first, and then another in an articulated lorry

  • allow drivers who want to use a bus or coach to tow a trailer to take one test with a trailer, rather than having to pass a test without a trailer first

  • allow the off-road manoeuvres part of the test to be assessed by the driver training industry

  • allow car drivers to tow a trailer without having to take another test

Full details can be found via this link.

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