Having a trailer is a major responsibility. And you’d be heavily fined if you failed to follow the rules and regulations implemented by the local bodies.
There are a number of questions that trailer owners ask after purchasing the trailer for the first time. And we appreciate this habit of asking questions as it can protect you from several future problems. In today’s article, we are going to talk about an important question that often appears in every trailer owner’s mind.
We’ll basically discuss the main concept of leaving the trailers on the road. And we’ll also discuss some detailed information about trailers down under different circumstances. So, let’s take a look at whether you can leave the trailers on the road or not.
General Rules and Regulations
The general rules and regulations do not prevent anyone from leaving the trailers on the road. But it shouldn’t be in the middle of the road otherwise, you know the problems you’d have to face. The traffic police won’t charge you any fine as long as the trailer is properly parked on the road. There are some territories where trailers are strictly forbidden. So, it’s your responsibility to stay aware of the area you’re driving in.
If you’re driving to a new place, you need to figure out the local rules and regulations about trailers before going there. You can simply find the relevant information on the official website of the local council. You can also send an email to the relevant authorities if the answer isn’t available on the website.
Leaving without vehicle
If the trailer is detached from the vehicle, it’s free to move from one place to another. And it can easily cause some damage to other people. So, if you’re leaving it in a freestanding position, you need to make sure that it’s strongly tied to a static component on the road. You can simply use a chain to keep it connected to that static component.
In some areas, people are only allowed to park their vehicles for a few minutes. So, if you’re leaving your trailer at such a place, you need to make sure that you move it before the relevant authorities come to pick it up. And if the trailer is exceeding the range of parking area, you cannot park it there as it will be considered as the violence of rules.