Missing tyres on trailer! Gardai continue clampdown on troublesome trailers
Gardai are continuing to stop motorists towing trailers illegally.
This week Cavan Traffic Corps stopped a 4x4 towing trailer which was missing two wheels at a multi agency checkpoint with RSA and Waste Management Services.
Farmers are reminded of regulations in place that all farmers should be aware governing the towing of trailers in Ireland.
It comes as Gardai stopped a driver in Wexford this week towing a trailer without the appropriate licence.
Two tyred this morning? Cavan Traffic Corps multi agency CP's with RSA & Waste Management. 4x4 towing trailer which was missing 2 wheels. pic.twitter.com/knG3EAegkM— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) April 4, 2017
Gardai said the driver had no licence to tow a trailer- so he had no insurance.
Most people who hold a driving licence for a car or jeep have a category B driving licence, which allows you to tow a small trailer.
'Driver left sheepish' Wicklow Gardaí stop driver towing trailer on 3 wheels with 30 ewes on board. You won't pull the wool over our eyes! pic.twitter.com/LToLzHKgO1— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) February 26, 2017
Under this you can drive a vehicle towing a trailer, firstly, where the maximum authorised mass (MAM) of the trailer is not greater than 750kg.
Secondly, in instances where the MAM of the trailer exceeds 750kg, but the combined MAM of the towing vehicle and the trailer is not greater than 3,500kg.