Trailer Lighting Rules vary a lot from 1 trailer to another.
Many people seem to think that if you can see the lights on the back of the tow vehicle or fit a small light board on the back their trailer is
Most of these variations are on size and some on type of trailer with a few changing for the type of trailer.
Towing and trailers has a YouTube video to explain the following information.
The types / categories of trailer are as follows
This page is related to O1 and O2 trailer lights as these are normal trailers towed by a car, van or pickup with overrun braking systems or no brakes.
Listed below are the basic lighting rules that cover all trailers until they reach 1.3m wide.
All must also have the following reflectors.
The above rules are only suitable for small trailers upto 1.3m wide and more than 2 reflectors are required if the trailer is over 2.9m long.
At an overall width of 1.3m additional to the standard lights the trailer will also need the following lights.
This fog light is required if a trailer is more than 1.3m wide at the furthest point including mudguards.
At an overall width of 1.6m additional to the standard lights and a fog light the trailer will also need the following lights.
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