In The United States No enforcement of any kind.
No police force
No Safety Checks
Henrico County Virginia Has decided to not address unsafe trailers
I have the photo evidence to prove it
Abbotsford Gang Task Force Const. Harv Mangat snapped several photos of the offending load, which netted the driver a whopping $2,071 in tickets.
According to Mangat, the boat was balanced on pallets and had straps held together with duct tape.
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The trailer itself had no brakes and a homemade third axle.
“How not to tow your boat this summer,” Mangat tweeted.
“Pallets are not a good way to balance a boat on a trailer held together with duct tape,” he added.
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The vehicle and trailer were towed.
It’s the second week in a row Const. Mangat has busted an Abbotsford driver with a shockingly dangerous load.
Last weekend, Mangat pulled over a four-door sedan that was heavily overloaded with logs, branches and yard trimmings.
The entire bundle was held down with a garden hose, and the vehicle was not roadworthy.
In that instance, the apologetic driver got off without a ticket, but had to pay for a tow and to repair his vehicle to be street legal.
Brakeless boat trailer made of pallets, duct tape nets B.C. driver $2K in fines
In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone!
It was anything but smooth sailing this weekend for one would-be Abbotsford boat captain.
Abbotsford police pulled an SUV over on Sunday towing a sailboat on a trailer that could be described as rickety at best.