Millions of Brits warned over new driving law coming into effect from tomorrow

This year we've seen a manner of motoring laws come into effect.

From the expansion of the London Ultra Low Emission Zone to a change in driving licences, motorists need to be wary.

Now something else is changing in the law from November 15 and it could impact those planning camping trips.

People who passed their car driving test after January 1, 1997, will be allowed to tow trailers up to 3,500kg.

But experts warn this could come at a cost with drivers urged to show caution.

Under current rules, drivers who passed after this date had to go through an extra car and trailer test to tow anything heavier.

The DVLA will update your licence to show you're legally allowed to tow trailers.

Also the category BE will be added to your driving licence when you next get a new photocard.

Car and trailer driving tests were stopped on September this year which means you can no longer book or take a car/trailer test.

The DVLA warned drivers to continue following the current rules before Monday or face a £1,000 fine.

People with these licences are usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg.

Jonathan White, Legal and Compliance Director at National Accident Helpline, said: "We are urging people to take extra care and follow important safety rules when towing a caravan or trailer this time of year.

"While we understand the new changes to the law, we're also concerned that the freedom to tow a caravan or trailer for the first time could present additional risk.

"Without formal training, paired with a shift to 'staycations' we're calling on first time users to be responsible and extra vigilant."

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