Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a question about policing or the law? You may be able to find the answer here.
Through our frequently asked questions section we aim to help you find the answers you need without having to call us to ask for information. We've provided answers to questions on a range of topics which are regularly asked of police forces up and down the country.
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When the vehicles are attached solely by a rope or chain, the maximum distance allowed between the vehicles is 4.5 metres.
If the distance between the two vehicles exceeds 1.5 metres then the rope or chain must be made clearly visible within a reasonable distance from either side to other road users. This is usually done by tying a coloured flapping cloth in the middle of the rope or chain.
The person in the broken down vehicle must be a qualified driver as he is actually driving it. A further point is that if it is dark then the broken down vehicle must have its lights on as it would under normal circumstances.