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New rules on towing in the UK

20/09/2021 / Comments 0 / 234 / News 2021
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The government is set to introduce new rules on towing trailers and caravans on UK roads. The plans are due to be set in place before Autumn of 2021.

The new changes will mean that those who got their driver’s licence  after 1997 will be allowed to tow trailers or caravans up to 3500kg (Maximum Authorised Mass) without taking additional tests. The flip side is, drivers can be fined up to £1,000 if they tow anything heavier before the law is changed in autumn of this year. 

As the rules stand now, if anyone has passed their driving test after the 1st of January 1997, they can tow a trailer of up to 750kg MAM.

The DVLA will shortly be making an announcement to confirm the exact date in the Autumn of 2021.

In addition to that, licences issued after the 18th of January 2013 will now allow drivers to tow a trailer of up to 750kg MAM or a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined Maximum Authorised Mass on both towed trailer and vehicle does not exceed 3,500kg. All drivers now will have to undertake and pass a car and trailer driving test in order to qualify to be able to tow anything heavier, or risk a fine of £1,000, be banned from driving and up to 6 penalty points on their licence.

Note, drivers will be allowed to tow trailers weighing up to 3,500kg MAM without the need to undertake any additional tests or examinations when the law changes in autumn. This will automatically be updated on the DVLA database, on your driving licence record. All drivers who passed their test before the n1st of January 1997 will not be affected by any of the changes. These licence holders will be allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer with a combined weight of up to 8,250kg MAM.

As of the 20th of September 2021, car and trailer driving tests will no longer be available but the law will stay in place until later this year.

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These rules changes can well affect quite a few readers of this news blog, and being in a position to not only be legal within the road traffic laws but have the right car that can do the job with the right engine and chassis to tow your trailer and caravan to wherever you are looking to travel to in one piece.

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