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Tow the line when you take a trailer on the roads - RSA

When it comes to towing, there are some rules drivers must follow, writes Brian Farrell of the Road Safety Authority

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It’s important to find your trailer’s maximum weight from the tow frame

It’s important to find your trailer’s maximum weight from the tow frame

It’s important to find your trailer’s maximum weight from the tow frame

The mere mention of trailer towing rules is enough to send most peoples' brains into information overload. So, in order to grasp this topic of mass confusion, I've decided to adopt the approach of Cesear and Napolean: 'Divide and Conquer'.

Trailer towing rules can be divided into three elements: 1. 'The Driver', 2. 'The Towing Vehicle' and 3. 'The Trailer'.

I'll start with the trailer because without it we wouldn't even be having this one way conversation.