13 Rules You Need To Follow When Towing A Car

13 Rules You Need To Follow When Towing A Car

There are a few points to consider before and when towing. You should first clarify whether the car has an automatic transmission or a hybrid drive. In the operating instructions for these vehicles, you will find important information about speeds, towing distances, and other conditions to be observed.

In general, the following rules apply when towing

A towed vehicle does not have to be registered, but it does have to be roadworthy.

If visibility is poor due to rain, blowing snow, darkness or fog, etc., the light must be switched on.

Before driving away, a breakdown triangle must be attached to the rear of the towed vehicle to be visible.

Turn the ignition key to ignition. Otherwise, the steering wheel lock will block. Consult the instruction manual for electronic, contactless starting devices.

If possible, let the engine run to support the power brakes and steering.

Only switch on the hazard warning lights on motorways and motorways. On other roads, the blinker should be used to indicate the direction.

The maximum permitted towing speed is 40 km / h. It also applies to motorways and motorways.

Drive in the lane on the motorway. The hard shoulder may only be used to accelerate or when the exit is in sight.

Towing on motorways or highways is only allowed until the next exit. Otherwise, there are no regulations regarding the towing distance.

It is better to request breakdown assistance in heavy traffic.

Tow ropes (maximum 8 meters) and tow bars (maximum 5 meters) may be used.

If the breakdown vehicle has defective brakes or cannot be steered, a tow bar or wheelchair must be used. Chains are not allowed, and wire ropes are forbidden on motorcycles.

In front of light signals, branches, and entrances to the roundabout, drive particularly carefully and adapt to the length of the train. Click here to read more (อ่านต่อ which is the term in Thai)