Idaho Trailer Laws
& Trailer Regulations
laws and regulations for trailers are listed below:
Trailer Brake Laws
Trailers with an
unloaded weight of 1,500 lbs. must have an independent braking system, and a breakaway system capable of applying the brakes in the event of a separation from the towing vehicle is required.
Trailer Dimension Laws
Total length: 75 feet; trailer length: 48 feet (both total and trailer length limits include bumpers but exclude devices or appurtenances related to safe or efficient operation of the vehicle); width: 102 inches (the width excludes devices or appurtenances related to safe or efficient operation of the vehicle; clearance lights, door handles, window fasteners, handholds, door and window trim, molding and load securement devices, may extend up to 3″ on each side of vehicle.); height: 14 feet.
Trailer Hitch and Signal Laws
Hitch must be secured to frame; no safety chain required.
Idaho Trailer Lighting
Every trailer, semitrailer, pole trailer, or any other drawn vehicle at the end of a train of vehicles must have 1 rear tail lamp, which when lit will emit a red light plainly visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear.
Every trailer, semitrailer, or pole trailer weighing 3,000 lbs. gross or less must have 2 reflectors on the rear, 1 on each side, and 2 reflectors on the front, 1 on each side.
Any trailer that blocks the stoplight of the towing vehicle, whether loaded or unloaded, must also have 1 stoplight.
Trailer Mirror Laws
Left- and right-side mirrors are required if a Driver’s view straight to the rear is obstructed.
Trailer Speed Limit Laws
Same as passenger cars.
Idaho Trailer Towing
Passenger or pleasure vehicles may tow 2 units behind them.
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