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Old 27 March 2012, 16:46   #31
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I looked with fresh eyes at the new rules and I'll concede it could be read either way so I have emailed DVLA to get a definitive

I will post that answer
Any news??
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Old 27 March 2012, 17:16   #32
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Any news??
Had one reply but it did not answer the question so I sent a further email and asked the same question in a different way - so still waiting ....
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Old 27 March 2012, 17:22   #33
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The news rules do appear (ignoring issues regarding older drivers) to be a bit simpler to understand than the current set-up.
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Old 28 March 2012, 02:27   #34
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The news rules do appear (ignoring issues regarding older drivers) to be a bit simpler to understand than the current set-up.
At the moment those are only 'a guide to the new rules' and will not be put into law until November/December this year

When talking to DVLA on the phone one of their chief supervisors explained this to me
He said that is why much of the current rules are missing from it such as the trailer MAM not being more than the vehicle unladen weight for B licence towing and the word MAM missing from the 3500 kgs

He suggested waiting until later in the year to find out the exact legal wording

Seems daft to me to put something into the public domain that is not clear and precise
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Thanks for that ROG. I think it's quite ridiculous that quite an important law is so easily and widely misunderstood by so many.

Thank you all for your help/efforts.
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Old 30 March 2012, 03:42   #36
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i'm sitting my B+E next week after a lengthy delay. FYI even the instructors i've been to (2 diff companies) don't actually understand the law. both of them thought i was breaking the law towing my boat with my old car even though technically i was 5kg under the limit and therefor legal. if the instructors don't understand it you can understand why joe bloggs struggles with it.

i would hope i don't need to sit more tests in the immediate future if they decide to change the rules from the projected plan they have posted already.

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Old 30 March 2012, 06:07   #37
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I'm taking my C+E on Monday morning, and they have changed the reversing part of the test so I hope I don't cock it up! Good luck with your test Dubrus!
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I'm taking my C+E on Monday morning, and they have changed the reversing part of the test so I hope I don't cock it up! Good luck with your test Dubrus!
I watched an artic do the test reverse on the new sized area - no probs
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I watched an artic do the test reverse on the new sized area - no probs
My mate passed it last week - they had brought the new test in early in Exeter but he managed without practising it so it can't be too hard - it's the unknown!
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Just passed my B+E test this morning - piece of cake with a bit of thought and practice!

Thanks for the help and advice folks.

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