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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