Important information about change to the new towing eligibility legislation!
The ability to tow heavier vehicle/trailer combinations for those who passed their driving test after 1997, which was due to come into effect today (15th November 2021) has been pulled temporarily by the government at the last moment! An announcement at the end of last week states that the change will come into effect later this year, but no date has been announced!
This means that the previous limitations still apply, yet there is no provision for trailer tests to resume – but you can tow a heavier combination of you are supervised by someone who has held such a licence for at least 3 years.
From the government website:
The rules about what you can tow will not be changing on 15 November 2021. The change will be introduced at a later date, and as soon as possible.
Sign up for email alerts to be told when the new date is confirmed. (https://www.gov.uk/email-signup/?link=/transport/towing)
You must continue to follow the current rules until the law changes.
Rather strange that this change has been delayed with only 4 days’ notice and with minimal publicity. Please spread the word!