Towing - Are you legal?
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It really depends on when you passed your driving test and the weight of your car, caravan, trailer or motorhome.
If you passed your test before 1st January 1997, you will have numerous driving categories including B+E on your licence. Where B is any vehicle up to 3,500kg and the E adds any trailer the vehicle can legally tow.
If you passed your test after 1st January 1997, it gets a bit more complicated. Licences issued after this date only include category B, which means you can:
- Drive a vehicle with a MAM up to 3,500kg
- Tow a trailer weighing more than 750kg if the combined MAM of the trailer and car is less than 3,500kg
- Or tow a trailer up to 750 kg
More detailed information about towing and the law can be found in our Driving Licence Data Sheet or more general advice can be found in the Help and Advice section.