Rules

DVSA rules

At GML Driver Training we comply with the rules and legislations. With years of experience in safe driving techniques in towing, loading and consideration to other road users, GML Driver Training can provide you with the necessary skills to keep you and your vehicle safe. Alongside our training we can provide you with useful advice, tips and the confidence you need to drive with a trailer.

According to the new legislation the rules on what you can tow are different depending on when you passed your driving test.

View your driving licence information to see if you’re allowed to tow.

Licences issued from 1 January 1997

If you passed your car driving test on or after 1 January 1997 you can:

MAM (maximum authorised mass) is the limit on how much the vehicle can weigh when it’s loaded.

If you wish to tow anything heavier you have to pass the car and trailer driving test.

Licences issued before 1 January 1997

If you passed your car test before 1 January 1997 you’re usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg MAM. View your driving licence information to check.