New rules about towing a caravan with a car finally come into force

UK Government has Announced that from 16th December 2021 the new relaxed rules for younger drivers towing a caravan have finally come into force meaning that the need for a towing test will not be required !

The government has announced significant changes to the rules for drivers towing a trailer which in future will give younger drivers access to a much wider choice of caravans.

If you passed your car driving test from 1 January 1997, you are now automatically be allowed to tow trailers up to 3,500kg MAM.

MAM is the limit on how much the vehicle can weigh when it’s loaded.

DVLA will update your driving licence record to show that you are allowed to tow trailers and caravans. You will get category BE added to your driving licence when you get a new photocard driving licence. You do not need to contact DVLA for this to happen. It will be done automatically.

The Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 2021 have come into force today (16 December 2021) after being made yesterday.

These Regulations make amendments to the previous requirement to undergo a practical car plus trailer (category B+E) driving test; the entitlement to tow a trailer will be given to anybody passing, or who has passed, a car (category B) driving test from today.

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