If you passed your test after January 1st 1997, it’s unlikely you’ll be legally able to tow a caravan; horse box; mini-digger; wood chipper / shredder…
Would you drive your car without a driving licence? Would you drive without insurance? Happily, most people will say “No!”. But if you tow without having the B+E entitlement on your driving licence, you are effectively doing just that!
Misconception: I’ve weighed my car & trailer and it’s less than 3.5 tonnes… So I’m ok.
The law is rarely known about what something actually weighs. Whether or not you can tow, will depend on the Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM) of the combination. If the MAM of the car & trailer exceeds 3.5 tonnes, it’s very likely you’ll not have the licence to tow it, if you passed your test after January 1st 1997 – despite what it actually weighs
There are very few trailers you can legally tow behind a car or van, without having to take a Category B+E driving test – just those small, unbraked ones that bounce about all over the place (max. 750kgs) and small caravans/horse boxes the B+E entitlement removes this restriction and allows you to tow up to that Maximum towing capabilities of your vehicle.
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Call us today to discuss what you’ll need on 01709 788 200 or alternatively feel free to pop round and visit our facilities, where we will take time to discuss your needs over a cupper and together we will find the course that’s best for you.
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