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Towing Laws & Requirements

Towing laws and requirements vary from state to state. Refer to the map and table below, for the requirements of any areas you will be driving through. Always consult with the appropriate state or province agency for the most current information.

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Requirement for Supplimental Braking


StateMax Towing
Speed (MPH)
Max Trailer
Length
Max Trailer
Width
Max Trailer
Height
Max Overall
Length
Weight Requiring
Trailer Brake(lbs)

Alabama6540'8'13'6"N/S3000
Alaska4540'8'6"14'75'5000
Arizona5540'8'13'6"65'3000
Arkansas7053'6"8'6"13'6"65'3000
California5540'8'6"14'65'1500
Colorado65N/S8'6"14'6"70'3000
Connecticut65N/S8'6"13'6"60'3000
Delaware5540'8'6"13'6"65'N/S
Wash. D.C.5560'8'13'6"85'3000
Flordia6540'8'6"13'6"65'3000
Georgia55N/S8'6"13'6"60'3000
Hawaii5040'9'14'65'3000
Idaho7548'8'6"14'75'1500
Illinois5560'8'13'6"65'3000
Indiana5540'8'6"13'6"65'3000
Iowa65N/S8'14'70'3000
Kansas55N/S8'6"14'65'N/S
Kentucky65N/S8'13'6"63'N/S
Louisiana7040'8'13'6"70'3000
Maine6548'8'6"13'6"65'3000
Maryland6540'8'13'6"55'3000
Massachusetts6540'8'6"13'6"65'N/S
Michigan5545'8'6"12'6"65'3000
Minnesota6545'8'6"13'6"60'3000
Mississippi5540'8'6"13'6"53'2000
Missouri60N/S8'13'6"55'N/S
Montana65N/S8'6"14'65'3000
Nebraska6540'8'6"14'6"65'3000
Nevada65N/S8'14'70'3000
New Hampshire6548'8'6"13'6"N/SN/S
New Jersey5540'8'6"13'6"50'N/S
New Mexico7540'8'6"14'75'3000
New York6548'8'13'6"65'3000
N. Carolina5535'8'13'6"60'4000
N. Dakota7053'8'6"14'75'N/S
Ohio5540'8'6"13'6"65'2000
Oklahoma7040'8'6"13'6"65'3000
Oregon5545'8'6"14'65'N/S
Pennsylvania55N/S8'6"13'6"60'3000
Rhode Island55N/S8'6"13'6"60'4000
S. Carolina5548'8'6"13'6"N/S3000
S. Dakota75N/SN/S14'"N/S3000
Tennessee70N/S8'6"13'6"N/S3000
Texas65N/S8'6"13'6"65'4500
Utah6540'8'6"14'65'N/S
Vermont5545'8'6"13'6"65'3000
Virginia6545'8'6"13'6"65'3000
Washington60N/S8'6"14'60'3000
W. Virginia5540'8'13'6"75'3000
Wisconsin65N/S8'6"13'6"60'3000
Wyoming6045'8'6"14'65'N/S



Canadian Provinces Weight Requiring Trailer Brake (kg) Weight Requiring Trailer Brake (lbs.)
Special Requirements

Alberta
910
2007
 
British Columbia
2000
4409
Independent trailer braking system required where licensed weight of a trailer (excluding tow dollies) exceeds 1,400 kg or over 50% of licensed weight of towing vehicle; not required with motorhome towing with towbar a motor vehicle weighing less than 2,000 kg that is also less than 40% of motorhome GVWR.
Manitoba
910
2007
 
New Brunswick
1500
3308
Required if vehicles cannot be brought to a stop within a distance of 10 meters at 30 km/h from the point at which brakes are applied.
Newfoundland
1500
3308
Required if vehicles cannot be brought to a stop within a distance of 10 meters at 30 km/h from the point at which brakes are applied.
Northwest Territories
0
0
 
Nova Scotia
1800
4000
 
Ontario
1360
3000
 
Prince Edward Island
1500
3308
 
Quebec
1300
2867
 
Saskatchewan
1360
3000
 
Yukon
910
1200
 

 

*Special State Requirements

Delaware – Every motor vehicle when operated on a highway shall be equipped with brakes adequate to control the movement, and to stop and hold such vehicle and any trailer attached thereto, including 2 separate means of applying the brakes.

Kansas – Any vehicle combination is required to stop in 40 feet at 20 mph.

Kentucky – No specific weight requirements. Vehicles (singular or in combination) must be able to stop within distance specified by statute.

Massachusetts – Every trailer having an unladed weight of more than 10,000 lbs shall be equipped with air or electric brakes.

Missouri – Independent braking system not required except on trailers coupled by a 5th wheel and kingpin.

New Hampshire – Any vehicle combination is required to stop in 30 feet at 20 mph.

New Jersey – Every trailer and semitrailer must have brakes that can be automatically applied upon break-away from the towed vehicle, and means shall be provided to stop and hold the vehicle for adequate period of time.

North Carolina – Every semitrailer, trailer, or separate vehicle attached by a drawbar or coupling to a towing vehicle of at least 4,000 lbs, and every house trailer weighing at least 1,000 lbs, shall be equipped with brake controlled or operated by the driver of the towing vehicle.

North Dakota – Every trailer operated at a speed in excess of 25 mph must have safety chains or brakes adequate to control the movement of and to stop and to hold such vehicle and designed so that they can be applied by the driver of the towing vehicle from its cab, and must be designed and connected so that in case of an accidental breakaway the brakes are automatically applied.

Oregon – Combination of vehicles must be able to stop within legal limits.

Utah – Any vehicle combination is required to stop in 40 feet at 20 mph.

Wyoming – Any vehicle combination is required to stop in 40 feet at 20 mph.

This information was collected from the 71st edition of the AAA Digest of Motor Laws and from other third-party sources. D-Brake, LLC, its employees and agents do not warrant the accuracy of the information and disclaim all liability for any claims and damages of any nature that may arise from errors omissions. Please consult with the appropriate state or province agency for the most current information.
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