Arkansas Trailer Laws
& Trailer Regulations
laws and regulations for trailers are listed below:
Trailer Brake Laws
Every trailer or semitrailer with a gross weight of 3,000 lbs. or more shall be equipped with brakes adequate to control the movement of and to stop and to hold such vehicle; and the brakes should automatically apply in the event of an accidental break-away.
Every new trailer or semitrailer weighing at least 1,500 lbs. shall come equipped with brakes on all wheels.
Trailer Dimension Laws
Total length: 65 feet; trailer length: 43 feet, 6 inches; width: 102 inches; height: 13 feet 6 inches.
Trailer Hitch and Signal Laws
Connection must be sufficiently strong to pull all weight towed.
Safety chain is required.
12-inch flag or cloth required on connections consisting only of chains, ropes, or cables.
Arkansas Trailer Lighting
Taillights are required; brake lights are required if towing vehicle’s brake light is obscured; license plate lights are required.
Turn signals are not required unless width is greater than 80 inches.
Reflectors on each side of vehicle are required.
Trailer Mirror Laws
Every motor vehicle which is so constructed or loaded as to obstruct the Driver’s view to the rear thereof from the Driver’s position shall be equipped with a mirror located so as to reflect to the driver a view of the highway for a distance of at least 200 feet to the rear of the vehicle.
Trailer Speed Limit Laws
Speed limits are 70 mph on rural interstates; 55 mph on urban freeways; or as posted.
45 mph is maximum when towing house trailer.
Arkansas Trailer Towing
Special permit is required if towed vehicle is not registered. Proof of ownership is required. Drawbar is required (maximum length 15 feet). Reciprocity is granted.
Other Arkansas Trailer
Riding in towed trailer is prohibited.
Camping in rest areas is permitted.
May tow more than 1 boat or general utility trailer.
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