What Restrictions Apply if You’re Towing a Trailer on a Three-Lane Motorway?
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What Restrictions Apply If You’re Towing a Trailer on a Three-Lane Motorway?
Do not use the right-hand lane when towing a trailer on a three-lane motorway unless signs or road markings tell you otherwise.
You mustn’t exceed 60mph when towing a trailer on a three-lane motorway.
Guidelines on towing a trailer on a three-lane motorway can be found in rule 265 of the highway code.
Tips for towing on the motorway
Here are some tips to put your mind at ease if you’re worried about towing a trailer on a motorway or dual carriageway.
Avoid any harsh braking
Keep a sensible speed when towing a trailer on the motorway, and avoid slowing down abruptly. You could lose control of your vehicle if you brake harshly or swerve at the last minute.
Stay in the left-hand lane
If you travel in the middle lane of a three-lane motorway, an overtaking vehicle in the right-hand lane could cause your trailer to wobble. Travelling in the left-hand lane reduces the chances of this happening.
Plan well ahead
Look to the furthest point in the road when towing and plan well ahead. Look out for slip roads, bends and road signs and markings. Slow down in good time and avoid sudden changes in speed or direction.
Stay within the speed limit
The maximum speed when towing a trailer or caravan on a three-lane motorway is 60mph. Stick within this limit at all times.