Learning To Tow A Trailer, Your category ‘B’ (Car) driving licence only covers you to drive a vehicle up to 3,500kg & trailer up to 750kg.
With a Category ‘B’ (Car) driving licence you can tow a trailer with a Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM) no greater than 750kg, and/or where the MAM of the trailer exceeds 750kg but where the MAM of the vehicle and trailer does not exceed 3500kg.
With a Category ‘BE’ (Car & Trailer) driving licence you can tow a trailer. In all cases where the MAM of the vehicle and trailer combination is greater than 3500kg but less than 7000kg.
In cases where the MAM of the trailer is greater than 750kg. However, note previous statement where in certain cases a category B licence will allow you to tow a trailer over 750kg.
ISM supply a Jeep and box trailer which is available for tuition and your driving test. In recent months the law is really being enforced. In fact the Gardai are now actively pursuing vehicles towing trailers on the road and checking that the driver is in possession of the correct licence – without this correct licence (category BE), you are not insured and could be prosecuted.