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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 294-1

NSW rule: number of vehicles that may be towed together

294-1 NSW rule: number of vehicles that may be towed together

(1) A driver must not drive any of the following vehicles unless written permission is first obtained from the Commissioner of Police and all conditions of the permission are strictly complied with:
(a) an articulated vehicle towing any motor vehicle, trailer or other vehicle,
(b) any other motor vehicle towing more than one motor vehicle, trailer or other vehicle.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note :
"Articulated vehicle" ,
"motor vehicle" and
"trailer" are defined in the Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.
(2) Subrule (1) (b) does not apply to a driver who drives any of the following:
(a) a tow truck that tows an articulated vehicle (not being a road train) on a road if:
(i) the articulated vehicle or trailer has broken down on a road and it is necessary for it to be towed away, or
(ii) the articulated vehicle or trailer has been involved in an accident on a road and, as a result of damage occasioned to the articulated vehicle or trailer in that accident, it is necessary for it to be towed away,
(b) a vehicle that tows another vehicle if:
(i) the other vehicle is partially supported by a lift and tow trailer, and
(ii) the speed of the combination does not exceed 60 kilometres per hour, and
(iii) the combined weight of the towed vehicle and lift and tow trailer does not exceed the unladen weight of the towing vehicle.
Note :
"Articulated vehicle" ,
"combination" ,
"motor vehicle" ,
"road train" ,
"tow truck" and
"trailer" are defined in the Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.
(3) Subrule (1) does not apply to a driver who drives any of the following:
(a) a tractor-harvester-cutting head trailer combination,
(b) a tractor with multiple implements attached, where those implements are normally used as one unit when performing agricultural operations,
(c) a tractor and implement combination towing a fuel trailer or a laser tower,
(d) an articulated low-loader consisting of a prime mover towing a converter dolly and a semi-trailer,
(e) a road train,
(f) a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a GVM or GCM over 4.5 tonnes.
Note :
"Articulated vehicle" ,
"combination" ,
"converter dolly" ,
"motor vehicle" ,
"prime mover" ,
"road train" ,
"semi-trailer" ,
"tractor" and
"trailer" are defined in the Dictionary,
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15, and
"GCM" and
"GVM" are defined in the Act.
(4) In this rule:

"implement" means a motor vehicle or trailer that comprises an excavator, road grader, road roller, bulldozer, forklift truck or other machinery or apparatus and is not constructed on a chassis of a type normally used in the construction of a motor lorry.

"lift and tow trailer" means a trailer consisting of an axle group and a drawbar intended for supporting one axle group of a vehicle under tow.
Note 1 :
"Axle group" ,
"drawbar" ,
"motor lorry" ,
"prime mover" and
"trailer" are defined in the Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.
Note 2 : This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules .



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