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Old 12-17-2011, 06:55 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by RustyFairmount View Post
Lots of people (including me) also don't understand/obey the trailering laws of their state. For example, a commercial driver explained to me that any vehicle hauling any trailer in Michigan is not permitted in the left-most lane of a 3+ lane highway...unless exiting or entering from/to the left. Also, they must obey the posted TRUCK speed limits.
I usually will not be above 60 since that is the most comfortable for my setup. The Michigan Law was changed in Nov 2006 to be:

"(5) A person operating a passenger vehicle drawing another vehicle or trailer shall not exceed the posted speed limit.

(6) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a person operating a truck with a gross weight of 10,000 pounds or more, a truck-tractor, a truck-tractor with a semi-trailer or trailer, or a combination of these vehicles shall not exceed a speed of 55 miles per hour on highways, streets, or freeways and shall not exceed a speed of 35 miles per hour during the period when reduced loadings are being enforced in accordance with this chapter. However, a person operating a school bus, a truck, a truck-tractor, or a truck-tractor with a semi-trailer or trailer described in this subsection shall not exceed a speed of 60 miles per hour on a freeway if the maximum speed limit on that freeway is 70 miles per hour."

Meaning passenger vehicles use passenger vehicle speed limits towing or not.

This is located at http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(d4z...me=mcl-257-627 for reference.


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Old 12-18-2011, 11:30 AM   #12
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Just remember insurance companies HATE to pay out... so if you are towing above the vehicles weight rating, speeding or anything else YOU MAY NOT BE COVERED..

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