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Originally Posted by Donald View Post
Not sure on the month but you can tow a trailer on a uk driving licence if and only if you pasted you test before 1996 and if you pasted you test after this you require a test for anything over 750kg? cheers Donald
If I recall correctly, the new limitations mean that you have to take an additional test if you're going to tow more than a 100% match or over a certain gross train weight. The former isn't recommended anyway, and that latter wouldn't be attainable with your average car and trailer. Though a big 4x4 (e.g. Range Rover) and a huge caravan may exceed the limit for those on the newer licenses.

Also on the subject of A-Frames, the requirement is for trailers over 750Kg to have auto-reverse overrun brakes. This effectively makes A-Frames illegal for anything over 750Kg, as even if you could hook up overrun brakes, there's no way you could make them auto-reverse. There are different laws in effect for recovering a broken down vehicle, but for simply transporting a vehicle (including one that has been deliberately disabled) use of an A-frame will leave you with an illegal combination.
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