In this article we discuss the importance of safety when driving a horsebox and the license requirements.
Do you need a HGV licence to drive a horsebox?
Driving a horsebox is potentially dangerous as you are moving a large, powerful and unpredictable vehicle.
It is important to understand that you need the correct license for driving a horsebox in order to ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road.
In order to legally drive a 3.5-tonne horsebox on public roads, you need a Category C1 licence. This licence specifically qualifies you to drive vehicles between 3.5 and 7.5 tonne without trailers in tow.
Can you drive a 3.5 tonne on a car licence?
You can drive a vehicle up to but not above 3.5t on a car licence.
Can I park a horsebox on my drive?
As long as horseboxes are kept off the public highway, you can park them where you like. You do not need a horsebox parking permit for your drive but you must ensure that any horsebox is kept in a safe location out of harm’s way and does not cause an obstruction to any other road users such as pedestrians or motorists.
The horsebox must be in a safe location out of harm’s way and does not cause an obstruction to any other road users such as pedestrians or motorists.
How do I get my HGV Licence?
We would recommend you visit reputable companies such as the HGV Training centre.
You have learned some of the most important things you need to know about driving a horsebox. We hope that this guide has helped answer any questions or concerns you may have had and given you a better understanding of the subject.
Thank you again for reading!