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Since February 1997, drivers passing their car test have had restrictions on what they are able to legally tow. As from 15th November 2021 those restrictions will be changing.

What will change?

If you passed your car driving test on or after 1 January 1997, you’ll be allowed to tow trailers up to 3,500kg MAM from 15 November 2021.

DVLA will update your driving licence record to show that you’re allowed to tow trailers. You’ll get category BE added to your driving licence when you get a new photo card driving licence.

You do not need to contact DVLA for this to happen, it will be done automatically.

However, a trailer is still a piece of work equipment and so before towing for work purposes you must receive training just like any other piece of work equipment.