Passed your car driving test before 1st January 1997?

Drivers who passed a car driving test before 1st January 1997 retain their existing entitlement to tow trailers until their licence expires. This means they are generally entitled to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8.25 tonnes MAM.

However if a driver has had to take a retest after the date shown above, they will have lost their automatic entitlement to tow and will need to take the B+E test, if they wish to tow larger trailer combinations.

Towing a trailer without the correct licence can lead to a fine of up to £5000 and 9 points on your licence

Passed you car driving test on or after 1st January 1997?

Drivers who passed a car driving test on or after 1st January 1997, are limited to vehicles up to 3.5tonnes MAM towing a trailer up to 750kgs, or a vehicle and trailer combination up to 3.5 tonnes MAM providing the MAM of the trailer doesn’t exceed the unladen mass of the towing vehicle. You will need to pass an additional B+E driving test if you wish to tow a caravan or other trailer combination which exceeds these weight limits.

Should you be involved in an accident you may find that your car insurance is invalid if you are found to be towing illegally

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What is MAM?

The MAM of vehicles and Trailers refers to the permissible maximum weight, also known as the gross vehicle weight.

What our pupils say

We’re extremely proud of our reviews and that our pupils have a great time learning.

Kev’s amazing. Having never towed before I should have gone for a 2-day course but only had time for 1 day. Kev sent me plenty of material beforehand to swat up on so the day could be spent doing the practical side of the B+E towing test. On the day it was very clear straight away that I had chosen then right man for the job to teach me. I passed 1st time with no minors!! Trust me when I say this it is a true testament to Kev’s tuition, not my driving skills.

Thanks again for a really good day!! Off now to shop for a caravan.

Absolutely brilliant instructor, relaxed and friendly and great advice! I had never towed, reversed or coupled a trailer before in my life and had no idea how many sessions to book. Kev did the 2 hour assessment with me and recommended a 3 hour session then the day course and test and it worked! First time pass!!

Having towed for quite a while I decided to take the 1 day course/test and passed first time!! Kev is a great guy who put my nerves at ease from the get go. He meticulously went through every step of the test and answered all my questions, as stupid as some of them may have been. His training technique is very affirmative and effective, I would highly recommend anyone to use Kev for their B+E and any other driver training!

Kev’s amazing. Having never towed before I should have gone for a 2-day course but only had time for 1 day. Kev sent me plenty of material beforehand to swat up on so the day could be spent doing the practical side of the B+E towing test. On the day it was very clear straight away that I had chosen then right man for the job to teach me. I passed 1st time with no minors!! Trust me when I say this it is a true testament to Kev’s tuition, not my driving skills.

Thanks again for a really good day!! Off now to shop for a caravan.

Absolutely brilliant instructor, relaxed and friendly and great advice! I had never towed, reversed or coupled a trailer before in my life and had no idea how many sessions to book. Kev did the 2 hour assessment with me and recommended a 3 hour session then the day course and test and it worked! First time pass!!

Having towed for quite a while I decided to take the 1 day course/test and passed first time!! Kev is a great guy who put my nerves at ease from the get go. He meticulously went through every step of the test and answered all my questions, as stupid as some of them may have been. His training technique is very affirmative and effective, I would highly recommend anyone to use Kev for their B+E and any other driver training!

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