Originally Posted by ROG.
Still not answered my question ...
Were you more than 50 km from base as the crow flies (straight line)?
NO. Sorry if I am not being clear.
The combined weight of trailer and vehicle was +3500kg. Therefore, de-facto, we needed a tacho.
However had we been within 50km travelling distance (as the crow flies distance is irrelevant, it is travelling distance and it is KM not miles) of our departure point then we wouldn't have needed a tacho.
However, when stopped, the police asked "where had we travelled from?" We answered "North Birmingham", and now we were in Knutsford that was more than 50km travelling, albeit we were only 7 miles from our home base.
The point I am making is:
1. We were only pulled because we were towing.
2. The police and VOSA are on the hunt to enforce this.
Hope this clears it up.