Are you legal to tow?
Rules that changed more than 20 years ago could put points on your licence, or even void your insurance...
Who needs to take the B+E Car & Trailer test?
Drivers who tow medium and large trailers using a car, van, or 4x4 usually require the Category B+E entitlement on their licence. Anyone who passed their car driving test before 1997, automatically acquired 'grandfather rights' for categories: B+E (car & trailer), C1 (7.5 tonnes), and D1 (minibus - not for hire or reward).
Drivers who passed their car driving test after January 1, 1997, are only given the Category B entitlement, which allows them to drive a car, van, or 4x4 with a plated weight (Maximum Authorised Mass) no greater than 3,500kg. The B+E Car & Trailer Towing vocational driving test needs to be passed to acquire this category at a DVSA Driving Test Centre.