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Trailer Training

Driving Licence Rules and What You Can Tow

The rules on what you can tow are different depending on when you passed your driving test.

Licences issued from 19 January 2013

If you passed your car driving test (category B) from 19 January 2013, you can tow:

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

You have to pass the car and trailer driving test if you want to tow anything heavier.

Licences issued from 1 January 1997

If you passed your car driving test between 1 January 1997 and 18 January 2013, you can:

You have to pass the car and trailer driving test if you want to tow anything heavier.

Licences held before 1 January 1997

If you passed your car test before 1 January 1997 you're usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg MAM. View your driving licence information to check.

You're also allowed to drive a minibus with a trailer over 750kg MAM.

Courses

Basic:

  • To include full instruction on towing and reversing.
  • Introductory course to get started.

Intermediate:

  • For those who can already reverse trailers.

Advanced:

  • To teach test techniques and skills.

Refresher:

  • If you have a licence and need confidence building.
  • Familiarisation towing, for individuals who have B+E on their licence but have not towed for a period of time or gained it through 'grandfather rights', and want to gain confidence in reversing and maneuvering techniques.

Specialist:

  • Caravan or horse box towing training.
  • Motorway, night driving or inclement weather towing.
  • Trailer handling courses, groups most welcome. either individual or as a group.

DSA Test Refresher:

  • For those retaking the DSA Cat B+E test again.

For trailer training prices please contact us.

Why pay for a week long course if all you need is a few hours training to polish your towing skills and run through the test requirements? You only have to pay for lessons you need. Let's have a 2 hour assessment to establish YOUR needs... You stay in control of your finances.