Check your driving licence? Does it allow you to tow your caravan?

Depending on when you passed your driving test will determine what your licence allows you to do? If you passed your driving test prior to 1 January 1997 you are usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg MAM

However if you are a new driver and thinking of getting a caravan then your licence only automatically allows you to:

Drive a car or van up to 3,500kg maximum authorised mass (MAM) towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM


Tow a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined MAM of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg

MAM is the limit on how much the vehicle can weigh when it’s loaded

If you want to tow anything heavier you will need to pass the car and trailer driving test.

Check your driving licence to make sure or visit to get your driver licence information


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