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

The rules about towing a trailer or a caravan with a car will NOT be changing on 15 November 2021.

The change will be introduced in autumn 2021, subject to Parliamentary approvals.

You must continue to follow the current rules until the law officially changes. 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.

Car and trailer accreditation scheme:

An accreditation scheme is being developed with help from the trailer industry and training providers.

This will provide voluntary training opportunities for car drivers wishing to tow a trailer of any size, for either business or leisure.

The scheme is planned to be launched early next year and will focus on a core module for all drivers, with sector specific modules for different towing activities.

For latest information, visit the GOV website: