What age can you drive with a trailer in the UK?

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What age can you drive with a trailer in the UK?

New EU driving licence rules came into force on 19 January 2013, for drivers of small vehicles (category B and BE) to tow trailers. The new rules apply if you pass your test after that date. Find out how these changes could affect you.


What age can you drive with a trailer in the UK?

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What age can you drive with a trailer in the UK?

New EU driving licence rules came into force on 19 January 2013, for drivers of small vehicles (category B and BE) to tow trailers. The new rules apply if you pass your test after that date. Find out how these changes could affect you.


Step One

*At 16 you can drive tractors less than 2.45m wide. It must only pull trailers less than 2.45m wide with two wheels, or four wheels that are close-coupled.


Step Two

**At 17 you can drive small roadrollers with metal or hard rollers. They must not be steam powered, weigh more than 11.69 tonnes or be made for carrying loads.


Step Three

***You can drive at 17 if the maximum authorised mass of the tracked vehicle is not more than 3,500kg.


Step Four

****You can drive at age 17 if a member of the armed services. You can drive at 18 if one of the following apply # you passed your driving test and Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) Initial Qualification # you are learning to drive or taking a driving test for this category or Driver CPC Initial Qualification # you are taking a national vocational training course to get a Driver CPC Initial Qualification # you had your driving licence before 10 September 2009, you must take the CPC periodic training within five years of this date.


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