The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986, as amended, cover the design, manufacture, maintenance and use of motor vehicles and trailers used by road transport operators, amongst others. Summary
A motor vehicle is a mechanically propelled vehicle intended or adapted for use on roads. A trailer is a vehicle drawn by a motor vehicle.Definitions of Vehicles and Trailers
Every goods vehicle must be equipped with either an efficient braking system with two means of operation, or two efficient braking systems having separate means of operation. Brakes
The laden weight of an unbraked trailer used on the road must not exceed its maximum gross weight. Unbraked Trailers
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