vosa trailer towing laws – Know the law

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Find out about vosa trailer towing laws, before you leave for your journey. Every day clients ask about their vehicle and their trailer and what can they legally do. You can look here for all the information needed about vosa trailer towing laws. Drivers need to know licence entitlement and limits of a vehicle.

If you passed your test before 1st January 1997, then the following applies;

  •  Can drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg MAM. Check pass date and licence category of B+E is present. Drive a minibus with a trailer over 750kg MAM.

For a licence issued after 1st January 1997 up until 13th January 2013, then the following applies

  • Can drive a car or van up to 3,500kg with maximum authorised mass (MAM) towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM
    Can tow a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined MAM of the trailer and the towing vehicle does not exceed more than 3,500kg
    MAM is the limit is what the vehicle can weigh when it’s loaded.

For a licence issued since 13th January 2013;

  • Can drive a car or van up to the 3,500kg maximum authorised mass, including the weight of any trailer.

What else to know about vosa trailer towing laws

When looking at the maximum authorised mass of the vehicle and trailer, a driver has to look at the potential weight of the combined vehicles and not the actual weight. It is important to know this fact about vosa trailer towing laws. Clients have had vehicles seized by the Police and VOSA for not ensuring the correct vehicle weights and licences. For 3 reasons to take a trailer test with us. See here  vosa trailer towing laws

Drivers and companies also need to know about trailer towing laws around drivers hours and legal requirements around that. Can read more

To  get sound advice on vosa trailer towing laws

To get advice on vosa trailer laws, then call us. Our team have outstanding knowledge and happy to help anytime. We can advise on the right type of trailer for you and your vehicle or point you in the right direction.

For the best investment of your time, make a call today to find out about vosa trailer towing laws 07818 408336


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Trailer driving lessons – We offer trailer driving lessons to prepare you to pass the B+E trailer test.

B+E (Car & Trailer) – We offer B+E car and trailer training to individuals and companies.

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