Car drivers to be allowed to tow heavier trailers

14, September 2021

Government has announced that all car drivers will be able to tow a trailer weighing up to 3,500kg without the need for an additional test (B+E) regardless of when they took their test.  This will take effect when the law is changed – the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) confirms this will be ‘as soon as possible’.

What will change later in 2021

If you passed your car driving test from 1 January 1997, you’ll be allowed to tow touring caravans/trailers up to 3,500kg MAM when the law changes.

DVLA will update driving licence records to show that you are allowed to tow heavier trailers. You’ll 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 date the law will change has not yet been confirmed but is expected to be mid-November.  NB There are separate rules for Northern Ireland.

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