Massachusetts Trailer Laws
& Trailer Regulations
laws and regulations for trailers are listed below:
Trailer Brake Laws
Every trailer having an unladed weight of more than 10,000 lbs. shall be equipped with air or electric brakes.
Trailer Dimension Laws
Total length: 60 feet; trailer length: 40 feet; width: 102 inches (allows outside width to exceed 102 inches if due to an appurtenance and the state may exclude safety devices); height: 13 feet 6 inches.
Trailer Hitch Laws
Every trailer, except a
semitrailer, shall, in addition to a regular hitch, be fastened by safety chains to prevent it from breaking away from the towing vehicle.
Trailer Signal Laws
Every trailer shall be equipped with 2 rear lights mounted 1 at each side of the rear of the vehicle so as to show 2 red lights from behind, a white light to illuminate and not obscure the rear registration plate, and 2 stop lights.
Massachusetts Trailer Lighting
Every motor vehicle, including trailers, shall be equipped with at least 1 mirror so placed and adjusted as to afford the operator a clear, reflected view of the highway to the rear and left side of the vehicle.
Trailer Mirror Laws
Same as passenger
Trailer Speed Limit Laws
Massachusetts Trailer Towing
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