Published on 2013-11-13 10:21:21
When you are towing a caravan there are certain legal requirements that must be met. Firstly, lets start with what your driving licence entitles you to tow. Generally, the longer you have held your licence, the less restrictions there are. If you passed your test before 1 January 1997 you are entitled to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8.25 tonnes Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM). If you passed your test after 1 January 1997 and have an ordinary category B (car) licence, you can drive either: a vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes or 3,500 kg MAM, towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM (with a combined weight of up to 4,250kg in total) or a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as it is no more than the unladen or Â?kerb weight of the towing vehicle (with a combined weight of up to3,500kg in total). If you passed your test after 19 January 2013, a category B licence entitles you to tow small trailers weighing no more than 750kg or trailers weighing more than 750kg, where the combined weight of the towing vehicle and the trailer isnÂ?t more than 3,500kg.