The DVSA Test

Passing the DVSA B+E car and trailer test  can allow you to tow caravans and other types of trailer on your car licence for more information on what the test involves click here.

for the rules governing the type of trailer you can tow with your car licence:

Category B (Car) - if you passed your test before 1 January 1997

You’re can usually drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg (MAM). 

You’re can also drive a minibus with a trailer over 750kg MAM.

Category B (Car) - if you passed your test on or after 1 January 1997

You are allowed to drive vehicles up to 3,500kg MAM with up to 8 passenger seats (with a trailer up to 750kg).

You can tow heavier trailers if the total MAM of the vehicle and trailer is not more than 3,500kg.

Category B auto

You are allowed to drive a category B vehicle - but only an automatic one.

Category BE

You can drive a vehicle with a MAM of 3,500kg with a trailer.

The size of the trailer depends on the BE ‘valid from’ date shown on your licence. If the date is:

  • before 19 January 2013, you can tow any size trailer

  • on or after 19 January 2013, you can tow a trailer with a MAM of up to 3,500kg