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Motor vehicle towing another vehicle with a towline

    (1)     The driver of a motor vehicle towing another vehicle using a chain, rope, fabric, strap or wire (the towline ) must comply with this rule.

Penalty:     3 penalty units.


Motor vehicle is defined in the Road Safety Act 1986 . Vehicle is defined in rule 15.

    (2)     If neither of the vehicles is a motor bike, the driver must keep a distance of not over 4 metres between the vehicles.


Motor bike is defined in the dictionary.

    (3)     If at least one of the vehicles is a motor bike, the driver must keep a distance of not over 2·5 metres between the vehicles.

    (4)     If the towline is longer than 2 metres, the driver must attach a white or brightly coloured flag, piece of cloth or other similar material (the  warning material ) to the towline in accordance with subrule (5).

    (5)     The warning material must—

        (a)     be substantially square or rectangular with 2 adjacent sides at least 300 millimetres long; and

        (b)     be attached midway along the towline; and

        (c)     be visible for at least 100 metres from either side of the warning material.

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