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Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Trailers drawn by motor cycles

96.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), a person shall not use, or cause or permit to be used, on a road a motor cycle—

(a)drawing behind it more than one trailer;

(b)drawing behind it any trailer carrying a passenger;

(c)drawing behind it a trailer with an unladen weight exceeding 254 kg;

(d)with not more than 2 wheels, without a sidecar, and with an engine capacity which does not exceed 125 cc, drawing behind it any trailer; or

(e)with not more than 2 wheels, without a sidecar and with an engine capacity exceeding 125 cc, drawing behind it any trailer unless—

(i)the trailer has an overall width not exceeding 1m;

(ii)the distance between the rear axle of the motor cycle and the rearmost part of the trailer does not exceed 2.5m;

(iii)the motor cycle is clearly and indelibly marked in a conspicuous and readily accessible position with its kerbside weight;

(iv)the trailer is clearly and indelibly marked in a conspicuous and readily accessible position with its unladen weight; and

(v)the laden weight of the trailer does not exceed 150 kg or two thirds of the kerbside weight of the motor cycle, whichever is the less.

(2) Paragraph (1)(b), (d) and (e) do not apply if the trailer is a broken-down motor cycle and one passenger is riding it.

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