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You may consider yourself a safe boater if you follow all local laws while out on the water. But, towing and trailer laws are essential as well, and must be followed when moving your boat from one location to another. What areas should you be aware of? The following are towing and trailer items that you should check out before you move your boat:
*Does the total weight of your boat exceed the trailer's maximum capacity load?
*What requirements does your state have regarding warning lights on your trailer?
*What laws exist regarding brakes on your trailer?
Your trailer dealer may be able to help you answer these questions. If not, consult your state motor vehicle department.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|