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

You can no longer book or take a car and trailer driving test from 20 September 2021. However, the law will not change until later in 2021.

Until the law changes later in autumn 2021, you must continue to follow the current rules about what you’re allowed to tow based on when you passed your car driving test. You can be fined up to £1,000, be banned from driving and get up to 6 penalty points on your driving licence if you tow anything heavier before the law changes.

The date the law will change has not yet been confirmed. Keep up to date by checking the GOV website: 

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.

The DVLA will update your driving licence record to show that you’re allowed to tow trailers. You do not need to contact the DVLA for this to happen as the category will be automatically added to your driving licence photocard.

We are still offering Trailer training in order to give trainees knowledge, understanding and basic skills in undertaking routine vehicle trailer towing. It introduces trainees to the hazards and risks associated with trailer towing activities and to comply with health and safety legislation.  For more information please contact us: