Driving licence changes now in force – no B+E requirement

17, December 2021

The Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 2021 came into force on Thursday 16 December 2021, after the Regulations were rushed through before Parliament goes into recess.

These Regulations remove the previous requirement to undergo a practical car plus trailer (category B+E) driving test to tow larger trailer outfits.  The entitlement to tow a trailer will now be granted automatically to anybody passing, or who has passed, a car (category B) driving test from 16 December. The impact of this change will be reviewed after three years. 

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