National Trailer & Towing Association
Promoting Safe and Legal Towing

Training to Tow

The NTTA recommend you undertake training before towing a trailer or caravan, this will ensure you have the knowledge to tow safely!

New rules for towing a trailer or caravan with a car from autumn 2021

There will be new rules about towing a trailer or caravan with a car later in 2021. Find out how the changes affect you.

The law has not changed yet! Keep upto date with all government changes HERE

What will change later in 2021

If you passed your car driving test from 1 January 1997, you’ll be allowed to tow trailers up to 3,500kg MAM when the law changes.

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 photocard driving licence.

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

The date the law will change has not yet been confirmed. Sign up for email alerts to be told when the law changes.