Florida Trailer Laws & Trailer Regulations

Florida's laws and regulations for trailers are listed below:


Florida Trailer Brake Laws

Every such vehicle and combination of vehicles shall be equipped with service brakes adequate to control the movement of and to stop and hold such vehicle under all conditions of loading, and on any grade incident to its operation.

Every vehicle shall be equipped with brakes acting on all wheels except trailers, semitrailers, or pole trailers of a gross weight not exceeding 3,000 lbs., provided that the total weight on and including the wheels of the trailer or trailers shall not exceed 40 percent of the gross weight of the towing vehicle when connected to the trailer or trailers; and the combination of vehicles, consisting of the towing vehicle and its total towed load, is capable of complying with the performance requirements of the law.
Pole trailers with a gross weight in excess of 3,000 lbs. manufactured prior to January 1, 1972, need not be equipped with brakes.

Every towing vehicle, when used to tow another vehicle equipped with air-controlled brakes, in other than driveway or tow-away operations, shall be equipped with 2 means for emergency application of the trailer brakes.



Florida Trailer Dimension Laws

Total length: 65 feet (excludes safety devices approved by the state); trailer length: 40 feet (excludes safety devices approved by the state); width: 102 inches (excludes mirrors and safety devices); height: 13 feet 6 inches. 



Florida Trailer Hitch and Signal Laws

When a vehicle is towing a trailer or semitrailer by means of a hitch to the rear of the vehicle, there shall be attached in addition thereto safety chains, cables, or other safety devices. 



Florida Trailer Lighting Laws

Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with at least 2 tail lamps mounted on the rear, which, when lighted emit a red light plainly visible from a distance of 1,000 feet to the rear.



Florida Trailer Mirror Laws

Every vehicle operated singly, or when towing any other vehicle, shall be equipped with a mirror so located as to reflect to the Driver’s view of the highway for a distance of at least 200 feet to the rear of the motor vehicle.



Florida Trailer Speed Limit Laws

Unless otherwise posted, 30 mph in business and residential districts, and 55 mph at any time at all other locations. Turnpike and other designated highways 65 mph, except where posted 70 mph (minimum speed 50 mph). 



Florida Trailer Towing Laws

When 1 vehicle is towing another, the drawbar or other connection shall be of sufficient strength to pull all weight towed.

The drawbar connection shall not exceed 15 feet from 1 vehicle to the other.

When 1 vehicle is towing another and the connection consists of a chain, rope, or cable, there shall be displayed upon such connection a white flag or cloth not less than 12 inches square. 



Other Florida Trailer Laws

No person or persons shall occupy a house trailer while it is being moved upon a public street or highway.  






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