If your work or hobbies require you to tow a trailer Devon Driving can help. Whether it’s a horse box, caravan or box trailer our experienced instructors can give you the skills and confidence you need to pass the DVSA B+E test.

If you require using a trailer, then you have probably already found out the following:

  • Licences held before 1 January 1997 are usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg maximum authorised mass (MAM)  
  • MAM is the limit on how much the vehicle (including towed item) can weigh when it’s loaded 
  • You’re also allowed to drive a minibus with a trailer over 750kg MAM. 

If you passed your car driving test between 1 January 1997 and 18 January 2013, you can:

  • Drive a car or van up to 3,500kg MAM towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM 
  • Tow a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined MAM of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg 

If you passed your car driving test (category B) after 19 January 2013, you can tow:

  • Small trailers weighing no more than 750kg 
  • A trailer over 750kg as long as the combined weight of the trailer and towing car or van is no more than 3,500kg (3.5 tonnes) MAM. 

For the last two, you must pass the B + E test if you want to tow anything heavier, which is where the Devon Driving skilled coaches can assist you.


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