Originally Posted by biffer
You can go round in circles for days over towing. Even if you're legal if it looks unsafe or wrong they will take you off the road. The golden rule I work by is. If it looks right they won't look any closer. It's rare you get a batard cop nowadays. They don't want the work. If it looks like it's going to fall off the trailer or you're going down the motorway at 10 mph you're going to get nicked
Absolutely agree. BUT, if you're towing in/through Cheshire be warned; the local traffic plod have all been through some 'intensive' training over the past 6 months re. the law as it applies to towing because it had been identified (by themselves) that most of them simply didn't know the rules and regs in sufficient detail...
I'm reliably informed that they're now fully conversant and happy to put their newly found knowledge to the test.
Having said all that, I'm amazed at some of the sights I see being towed (dragged) along our roads on occasions where, as Biffer says, you don't need a detailed knowledge of the law to know that it's just not safe.