Towing a trailer

Towing a trailer requires care and precision. Improperly loaded and secured trailers are a risk in traffic.

Driving with a category B driving licence:

  • A trailer with a maximum total mass of 750 kg can be attached to a B category vehicle. The total mass of the vehicle combination can be a maximum of 3 500 + 750= 4 250 kg.
  • A trailer with a total mass of over 750 kg can also be attached to a B category vehicle. In this case, the total mass of the vehicle combination can be a maximum of 3 500 kg.

With a B/96 combination driving licence a person is entitled to drive a vehicle combination with a Category B towing vehicle (with a maximum total mass of 3 500 kg) and a trailer whose total mass exceeds 750 kg and the total mass of the vehicle combination can exceed 3 500 kg but not 4 250 kg.

With a category BE driving licence a person can drive a vehicle combination with a category B towing vehicle (maximum total mass 3,500 kg) and a towed vehicle with a maximum total mass of 3,500 kg. The total mass of the vehicle combination can be a maximum of 3,500 + 3,500= 7,000 kg.

Read more the vehicles you are allowed to drive here. (External link)

When pulling a trailer, the maximum permitted driving speed is 80 km/hour, also when the trailer is empty.

Read more about loading a trailer and reversing a trailer

Watch a video about loading a trailer (External link) (HS.fi and Traficom)
Read more about loading a trailer (External link) (in finnish, Finnish Road Safety Council)
Watch a video about loading a trailer (External link) (Kauppalehti and the Automobile and Touring Club of Finland)
Read more about loading a trailer (External link) (in finnish, Traficom)

Reversing a trailer
Watch a video about reversing a trailer (External link) (the Automobile and Touring Club of Finland)
Watch a video about reversing a trailer (External link) (Aamulehti)