Do I need licence to tow a trailer with my car or van?

If you passed your car driving test AFTER 1 January 1997 then you hold a standard Category B (Car) licence and you are restricted to a provisional towing licence. You are able to tow a trailer weighing no more than 750kg and the weight of that car and trailer cannot exceed the MAM (Maximum Authorised Mass) of 3,500kg (3.5 tonne) combined.

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So what can I currently tow without holding the Cat. B+E licence?

A small trailer weighing no more than 750kg.

A trailer over 750kg providing the combined weight of both vehicle and trailer does NOT exceed 3,500kg Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM) or 3.5 tonnes.

Heavier loads such as large caravans, machinery and livestock.

Once you have obtained the category B+E you will able to tow a combined weight of up to 8.25 tonnes (8,250 kgs).


If you are stopped by the police or VOSA towing a trailer without holding the category B+E licence and you exceed the 3,500kg MAM or your trailer is over 750kg you will receive an on the spot fine of six penalty points, a court appeareance, a fine up to £2,000 to the individual driver & business (if driving / towing with a company vehicle) and if you have an accident - YOU ARE UNINSURED... Is it really worth the risk?

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