What driving licence do I need to tow a caravan or trailer?

Knowing who can tow a caravan is not as complex as it may seem. As a driver, in most cases you can tow a caravan or trailer without needing to update your licence. However, if you are a younger driver or over 70 years of age, you need to check exactly what your licence allows you to tow.

Information - What can I tow without a trailer licence?

If you passed your test before 1 January 1997: Combined weight of car and caravan outfit up to 8,250kg.

If you passed your test after 1 January 1997: Combined weight of car and caravan outfit up to 3,500kg.

Over 70 years of age (provided licence obtained before 1 January 1997): Only vehicles that can be safely towed by a 3,500kg towing vehicle.