B extended (B96)

You have to take a driving test for category BE extended if you want to attach a heavier trailer to your car. B extended is normally also known as B96.

The B96 category allows you to tow a trailer with a total weight of more than 750 kg. The combined total weight of the vehicle and trailer must not exceed 4250 kg.
The Swedish Transport Agency can tell you which trailers you are allowed to tow with the different licence categories.
Passenger Car and Light Lorry– Swedish Transport Agency

Driving test B96

The test for B96 consists of a driving test. You will need to have your photo taken at a driving test centre before your driving test. If you have a category B licence for manual transmission, you can use an automatic car for the driving test without limiting your licence.

Remember that if you have a driving licence with a condition code that requires you to wear glasses or contact lenses while driving, you must meet this condition during the test. If you have had eye surgery and therefore no longer need to wear glasses or contact lenses, you must get in touch with the Swedish Transport Agency and get an unconditional driving licence issued before taking the test, otherwise you will not be allowed to take the test.

Driving test B96 consists of

  • a safety check
  • urban and non-urban driving

Safety check

The safety check includes coupling vehicle and trailer together. The vehicles must be uncoupled when the test starts. The car and trailer must stand side by side.

You must check and assess the vehicle combination to ensure that it can be driven in a safe, legal and environmentally sound way. You must be able to suggest what to do if you notice any problems. You must check the various functions independently. You should ask the examiner for help if you are unable to complete any part of the check yourself.

Driving in traffic

You will drive for at least 25 minutes, and you will be asked to drive on both urban and rural roads. The examiner will give you directions or ask you to drive to a specified destination. You may be given different tasks to perform such as making a U-turn, parking, hill starting or reversing while turning, including reversing straight before or after turning.

The test must end with a check to ensure that you can disconnect the trailer from the tractor unit and park safely for loading and unloading.

The test assesses in particular your ability to manoeuvre the vehicle combination. For instance, you must be able to use the correct gearshifting and braking techniques, plan your driving and pay attention to other traffic, taking into account the space required by your vehicle combination.

Vehicle requirements for the test

The driving test must be done in a suitable car or van with a trailer attached, and you must use the same vehicle combination throughout the test.

The tax and insurance must be paid. Otherwise, the vehicle combination must be reliable from a safety standpoint. The car and trailer must be registered in Sweden, and you must show the last registration certificates issued.

The vehicle combination must not be banned from the roads, or be an emergency vehicle or a hearse. Nor may it be loaded with dangerous goods or animals.

The vehicle combination must:

  • have a total combined weight of more than 3500 kg, but not more than 4250 kg

The car must:

  • be capable of travelling at speeds of at least 100 km/h
  • have a kerb weight of at least 1000 kg
  • have a total weight not exceeding 3500 kg
  • have head restraints for the front seats
  • have approved three-point seatbelts in the front seats

If you do not have a category B driving licence, the car must also have:

  • dual controls for the service brake
  • an additional interior rear view mirror for the front seat passenger

The trailer must:

  • have a total weight exceeding 750 kg
  • be loaded to at least half the maximum load with goods of a general cargo nature that are capable of being anchored
  • have a cargo compartment in the form of an enclosed box structure that is at least as high and wide as the towing vehicle. However, it may be permitted to be slightly narrower than the towing vehicle if visibility to the rear is possible only when the side mirrors of the towing vehicle are used.
  • be equipped with a service brake

You must not drive the car and trailer to the driving test yourself. Get someone with a licence to help you.

FAQ

Yes, as long as it meets the vehicle requirements (e.g. specified weight and minimum dimensions).

Yes, loaded car, horse and boat trailers that meet the vehicle requirements (e.g. specified weight and minimum dimensions) can be used for the driving test.

Yes.

No, you are responsible for bringing the correct vehicle combination to the test.

Because we need to gauge your knowledge of load securing and road safety.

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