During everyday traffic everyone is aware of the traffic rules for cars and at best adheres to them, thus avoiding accidents and possible fines. But are we also aware of what traffic rules apply to us if we drive a trailer? We have already written briefly about a few rules in our older blog post, but in our current article you can get more information about the traffic rules.
What kind of trailer can you tow with a category B licence?
First of all, we need to point out that you can only tow a vehicle if you no longer have a novice driving licence. That is, at least two years have passed since you obtained your licence. What traffic rules apply to us when towing a trailer? Let us get to know them in detail.
Rules for towing a trailer
Both the personal and vehicle conditions must be met in order to tow a trailer.
What are the personal conditions?
Within two years of obtaining the international driving licence, the driving licence shall count as a “beginner” licence (Hungary). With a category B, C or D “beginner” driving licence trailer towing is prohibited.
With a category B licence driving both a car and a light truck under 3,500 kg is allowed.
What conditions apply to these vehicles?
Light or heavy trailer?
- If the maximum permissible laden weight of the trailer is 750 kg or less, it is considered to be a light trailer.
- If the maximum permissible laden weight of the trailer exceeds 750 kg, it is considered to be a heavy trailer.
Towing a light trailer:
The maximum permissible laden weight of the two vehicles combined must not exceed 4,250 kg. (3,500 + 750)
Towing a heavy trailer:
The combined maximum permissible weight of the two vehicles combined must not exceed 3,500 kg.
The maximum permissible laden weight of the trailer must not exceed the weight of the towing vehicle.
The towing vehicle must be fitted with a drawbar which must be noted in the registration certificate of the towing vehicle during the roadworthiness test together with towing parameters. This applies to both braked and unbraked trailers.
The width of the trailer must not exceed 2.55 m and the height must not exceed 3 m.
At what speed can you travel with a trailer attached?
On urban roads the maximum speed is the usual 50 km/h, but that should not deter you to drive more slowly. On non-urban roads one must pay attention to the speed limits as you can only travel at a maximum speed of 70 km/h here. On motorways and expressways you can only travel at 80 km/h with a trailer attached.