➻ 1. Light up your life. The rear light panel must be running at all times, so check it before taking off on your trip and continue to check it when on the road. Your car has to show that the vehicles’ indicator is working, and some sort of warning of a failure.
➻2. Take your time. When towing a vehicles, you need to take your time and give yourself even more room to brake and man work. Bear in mind that braking will take longer and accelerating won’t be as rapid with a vehicles hitch to the back of your car. Bear in mind that braking will take longer and accelerating won’t be as rapid with a vehicles hitched to the back of your car.
➻3. Check your permit. On the off chance that you met all requirements for a full driving permit before January 1, 1997, then you’re qualified for drive a vehicle and trailer mix of up to 8,250 kg MAM However, in the event that you finished you’re driving test after that date, you can just drive a vehicle up to 3,500 kg and tow a trailer no heavier than 750 kg.
➻4. Get qualified. To tow heavier vehicles, you’ll to pass an additional driving test, so you’ll need some training. The vehicles organization run courses, as do many other training companies.
➻5. You don’t just have a car’s length to think about when towing you have to keep in mind to add the duration of the vehicles, too. So you will need to take corners wider to avoid cutting corners.
➻6. Be courteous. Bear in mind when driving that you might be slower than other traffic, so if you see a line of cars queue up after you pull over at a suitable stopping place and let them through.
➻7. Side Mirror… You need to be able to see more back than just the length of your car, so you will most likely need extension mirrors but remember to take them off when unhitched.
➻8. Empty vessels. When towing vehicles, it can’t have any passengers – and while not illegal, it would be rash to leave an animal inside, too.
➻9. Speed… Speed limits are different for vehicles that are towing, so make sure you don’t go faster than 50mph on single-carriageway roads or 60mph on dual carriageways. Oh, and towing service in the outside lane of the motorway is a no-no.
➻10. Plate up. Your vehicles must show your car’s registration number – which has to match to the essential British Standard and be lit at night.