My daughter has just said the same thing. She is now looking for a small van to put the motorbike in and a caravan to tow,This will make my daughter happy, as she would like a caravan but can't tow anything that is big enough on her present license.
On the down side expect to see values of caravans and tow cars going up once this is brought in (as if they aren't high enough already).
I suspect the main reason behind the change is that this is a quick way to reduce demand on the finite resource that is driving standards examiners.
I think some of them were on the A303 today, I was overtaken by a couple of caravans whilst traveling at a sat nav indicated 70mph.
There is another EU law around the corner, and before you mention Brexit the UK government is likely to enforce it over here. It is for all vehicles to be fitted with speed limiters.
So have you (if you are old enough to tow without test) ever had training on how to tow? Many have not, me included but i am well able to after towing during work and caravan years ago.
Nope, I have never towed. But if I was going to tow, I'd really want some training first. I don't have a clue what weight my vehicles can safely tow, how to safely load a towed vehicle, or what the constraints (in terms of speed or lane usage) are. Those are my known unknowns (which I'm only aware of as I've seen them mentioned on forums, etc). I'm sure that there are plenty of unknown unknowns that I would need to take into consideration before towing on a public road.So have you (if you are old enough to tow without test) ever had training on how to tow? Many have not, me included but i am well able to after towing during work and caravan years ago.
I can tell you the B+E test was insufficient if we are talking about loading and safe towing of caravans. The courses offered by the two big Caravan clubs were far better.And as a non-tower, I'd feel a lot safer on the roads if I knew that those towing vehicles which I encounter are bing driven by people who have had appropriate training in how to tow, and have demonstrated their competence and knowledge by passing a test.
Where our caravan is there is a narrow road (job for 2 to pass yet artics & long lorrys get static caravans dow and up road) there are more sites further down, when busy you want to see some of them "TRY" and reverse tourers (or even drive forward on a bend, not in the right position and scraping the back end when it swings round) i have seen countless haveing to un hook the van as it is almost jackknifed or in a position wedged to walls.Another known unknown would be how how to reverse a trailer competently. I am regularly surprised how many trailer towers have problems reversing.