New rules on towing a caravan and trailer were officially implemented yesterday (16 December), the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced.
Anyone who passed their driving test from 1 January 1997 can now tow trailers up to 3,500kg maximum authorised mass (MAM).
Driving licence records will be updated to show what can be towed on your licence, with the DVLA advising that this will be done automatically.
Anyone who passed their test before 1 January 1997 will not be affected by the change.
The rules were originally set to change on 15 November but were delayed.
The DVSA is encouraging drivers to undertake training with a driving instructor before towing for the first time.
The DVSA stopped conducting B+E tests back in September, leaving some drivers who did not have the appropriate licence in limbo, and unable to tow their trailer while waiting for the new law to come in.
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