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Elderly UK Drivers Warned Over Expiring Driving Licenses Amid RV Law Changes

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The new laws on caravan towing will affect all drivers, with older drivers needing to ensure they’re protected.

Changes to the law are scheduled to be in place by the end of 2021. This means that anyone who holds a valid driver’s license can haul an RV or caravan without a separate test.

Before the change in rules, people who completed the vehicle driving test before January 1, 1997 could drive a car with a trailer up to 8,250kg maximum permitted mass (MAM).

When the law is changed, drivers who have successfully passed their test from January 1, 1997, will be able to tow trailers as high as 3,500kg MAM.

The law changes are designed to simplify the process for drivers to tow caravans or trailers.

According to the website of the UK Government, if drivers receive their license before January 1, 1997, they may typically drive a vehicle and trailer that have a total weight of up to 8,250kg MAM.

Those who obtained their license between January 1, 1997, and January 18, 2013, are permitted to haul a trailer at or below 750kg MAM with a vehicle that weighs up to 3,500 MAM.

The driving licenses expire when drivers turn 70 and need to be renewed.

At 70 years old, drivers will keep their right to drive for Category B and Category B+E.

This is assuming the Category B+E license was issued before the expiry date on their driving license.

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