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Towing and the Law – Sixth Edition

12 December 2011 #Reports Archive

This guide concentrates on the safe use of light trailers and trailer caravans. Its purpose is to increase awareness of the additional rules and regulations which have to be obeyed when towing. (Includes 36 pages of text, colour illustrations and a protective cover)

Contents include:

  • – Use of trailers in other European countries
  • – Use of outside lanes on motorways/dual carriageways
  • – Glossary of terms
  • – Carriage of passengers
  • – Towbars
  • – Towing unbraked trailers
  • – Coupling types
  • – Towing with cars or commercial vehicles under 1525kg ULW
  • – Electircal connection
  • – Buying a trailer
  • – Commercial towing with vehicles over 15 unladen weight
  • – Registration
  • – Tachographs
  • – Driving Licence
  • – Loading
  • – Vehicle Excise Duty (Road tax)
  • – Maximum dimensions
  • – Insurance
  • – Carrying livestock
  • – Manufacturer’s plate
  • – Maintenance
  • – Number plate
  • – Tyres
  • – Speed limits
  • – Braking systems
  • – Rear view mirrors
  • – Secondary couplings (fitted to unbraked trailers)
  • – Lighting systems
  • – Where to obtain the regulations

Copyright : The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd
Available Media Types : Book

Member Price: £3.50

Non-Member Price: £6.00

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