Texas Transportation Code - Section 545.409. Drawbars And Trailer Hitches; Saddle-Mount Towing
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§ 545.409. DRAWBARS AND TRAILER HITCHES; SADDLE-MOUNT
TOWING. (a) The drawbar or other connection between a vehicle
drawing another vehicle and the drawn vehicle:
(1) must be strong enough to pull all weight drawn;
(2) may not exceed 15 feet between the vehicles except
for a connection between two vehicles transporting poles, pipe,
machinery, or other objects of structural nature that cannot
readily be dismembered.
(b) An operator drawing another vehicle and using a chain,
rope, or cable to connect the vehicles shall display on the
connection a white flag or cloth not less than 12 inches square.
(c) A motor vehicle may not draw more than three motor
vehicles attached to it by the triple saddle-mount method. In this
subsection, "triple saddle-mount method" means the mounting of the
front wheels of trailing vehicles on the bed of another vehicle
while leaving the rear wheels only of the trailing vehicles in
contact with the roadway.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Last modified: August 11, 2007