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10-09-2017, 20:05   #16
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That just does not make any logical sense.

Have a BE provisional here and have been stopped a number of times and asked to show it.
If you have a BE provisional do you no need a passenger with you that has!
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10-09-2017, 20:12   #17
 
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If you have a BE provisional do you no need a passenger with you that has!
Yeah you need someone with a full BE licence over 2 years, L plates and extendable mirrors onto the regular mirrors IIRC.
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Have it three years or so now. Was handy enough got tbh. I have been stopped at two checkpoints lately while towing and not been asked to show it. Sods law would say that if I didn't have it I would have been asked for it.
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You'd kill 2 birds with one stone were you to get it

You'd spend only a few quid more getting it, an instructor would probably advise it for your own benefit.
If it was me I'd do the CE.
Anyone pulling a digger on a low loader behind a tractor needs a CE.
Even if you have to get the C too, I know it's additional short term hassle but could be better in the long run
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If it was me I'd do the CE.
Anyone pulling a digger on a low loader behind a tractor needs a CE.
Even if you have to get the C too, I know it's additional short term hassle but could be better in the long run
That's what i'm telling the OP.

After getting category B, i went off and done C,D & CE in that order, i now have everything but A.
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That's what i'm telling the OP.

After getting category B, i went off and done C,D & CE in that order, i now have everything but A.
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A woodwork teacher use to quote, good to have in the arse pocket
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Yeah you need someone with a full BE licence over 2 years, L plates and extendable mirrors onto the regular mirrors IIRC.
I was stopped and just having the BE provisional was enough.
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I was stopped and just having the BE provisional was enough.
Was the cop sound?

I had no issue with some of then when I was on a provisional, others threatened to take the car.
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Was the cop sound?

I had no issue with some of then when I was on a provisional, others threatened to take the car.
Lol what weight were you towing with the car!
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Lol what weight were you towing with the car!
I had a provisional B licence only in 2005/6

Got my EB with my artic only 2 years ago.
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10-09-2017, 22:56   #26
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I was stopped and just having the BE provisional was enough.
They are still letting people go when driving unaccompanied for the B permits, but it's not going to last. There's also the fact that you are not insured if you aren't accompanied and with the recent insurance increases I can see the companies reclaiming costs at some stage.
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Yeah you need someone with a full BE licence over 2 years, L plates and extendable mirrors onto the regular mirrors IIRC.
Extendable mirrors ? I didn't have to have them when I did lessons or the test. It's a box trailer not a caravan behind a fiat panda
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They are still letting people go when driving unaccompanied for the B permits, but it's not going to last. There's also the fact that you are not insured if you aren't accompanied and with the recent insurance increases I can see the companies reclaiming costs at some stage.
Yeah it's getting severely out of hand now between provisional drivers and no insurance.
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Extendable mirrors ? I didn't have to have them when I did lessons or the test. It's a box trailer not a caravan behind a fiat panda
How long ago did you do the test?

I know of 1 person who did it in a landcruiser this year, she had the lot.
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How long ago did you do the test?

I know of 1 person who did it in a landcruiser this year, she had the lot.
Did the test may 2016. And uncle did it a few months back and nothing. L200 I had and Ifor Williams box trailer belonged to the driving instructor and it was 10x5 and had the lift of blocks inside already
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