20. TOWING MOTOR VEHICLES

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141. Towing shall be carried out using a hitch or by hanging the front of the vehicle on a special supporting device of the towing vehicle, or by partially loading it onto the platform of the towing vehicle.


142. Towing on a rigid or flexible hitch shall be carried out only if there is a driver behind the wheel of the towed vehicle, except for cases when the design of the rigid hitch ensures that the towed vehicle follows the trajectory of the towing vehicle during straight motion.


143. When towing on a flexible hitch, the distance between the towing and towed vehicles shall be within four to six meters, and when towing on a rigid hitch, no more than four meters. Connecting links must meet the requirements of paragraphs 12 and 13 of the Basic Provisions, respectively.


144. When towing on a flexible or rigid hitch, it shall be prohibited for passengers to be in the towed bus (trolleybus) and the body of the towed truck, and when towing by hanging or partial loading, it shall be prohibited for passengers to be in the cabin or body of the towed vehicle, as well as the body of the towing vehicle.


145. It shall be prohibited to tow:

1) a vehicle that does not have steering control (towing by hanging or partial loading shall be permitted);

2) two or more vehicles;

3) a vehicle with an inoperative braking system, if its actual mass is more than half of the actual mass of the towing vehicle. With a lower actual weight, towing of such a vehicle shall be permitted only on a rigid hitch or by partial loading;

4) a motorcycle without a side trailer, as well as such a motorcycle;

5) into icy conditions on a flexible hitch.




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