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Towing of Vehicles

No person shall operate a vehicle on a public road towing another vehicle-

(a) if the length of the tow-rope, chain or tow-bar between the two vehicles exceeds three and a half metres;

(b) if the towed vehicle is connected to the towing vehicle in such a manner that both vehicles are not under control;

(c) unless the steering gear of the vehicle being towed is controlled by a person holding a code of driving licence authorising him or her to drive the class of such vehicle, if the towed vehicle is fitted with steering gear: Provided that the provisions of this paragraph shall not apply in the case where –

(i) the steerable wheels of the towed vehicle are being carried
clear of the ground; or

(ii) the device connecting the towing vehicle to the towed vehicle is such that the steerable wheels of the towed vehicle are controlled by such vehicle;

(d) if the brakes of the towed vehicle do not comply with the provisions of regulation 155, unless the towing vehicle is connected to the towed vehicle by means of a drawbar or tow-bar;
(e) at a speed in excess of 30 kilometres per hour, unless the towing vehicle is connected to the towed vehicle by means of a drawbar or a tow-bar;

(f) if the towed vehicle is conveying persons at a speed in excess of 30 kilometres per hour, unless the towed vehicle is a semi-trailer; or

(g) if the towing vehicle is a motor cycle, motor tricycle, motor quadrucycle or pedal cycle.

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