Once the law has changed, drivers who passed their test from January 1, 1997, will be allowed to tow trailers up to 3,500kg MAM.
The laws changes are designed to make it easier for drivers to tow trailers and caravans.
According to the Government website, if drivers got their driving licence before January 1, 1997, they can usually drive a vehicle and trailer with a combined weight of up to 8,2509kg maximum authorised mass (MAM).
For those who got their licence between January 1, 1997, and January 18, 2013, they can tow a trailer that is either 750kg or less MAM, with a car or van up to 3,500kg MAM.
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