2018 Utah Code
Title 41 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 6a - Traffic Code
Part 16 - Vehicle Equipment
Section 1634 - Safety chains on towed vehicles required -- Exceptions.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 41-6a-1634 (2018)
Effective 5/12/2015
41-6a-1634. Safety chains on towed vehicles required -- Exceptions.
  • (1) A towed vehicle shall be coupled by means of a safety chain, cable or equivalent device, in addition to the regular trailer hitch or coupling.
  • (2) Except as provided under Subsection (4), a safety chain, cable or equivalent device shall be:
    • (a) securely connected with the chassis of the towing vehicle, the towed vehicle, and the drawbar;
    • (b) of sufficient material and strength to prevent the two vehicles from becoming separated; and
    • (c) attached to:
      • (i) have no more slack than is necessary for proper turning;
      • (ii) the trailer drawbar to prevent it from dropping to the ground; and
      • (iii) assure the towed vehicle follows substantially in the course of the towing vehicle in case the vehicles become separated.
  • (3) A violation of Subsection (1) or (2) is an infraction.
  • (4) The provisions of Subsection (2) do not apply to a:
    • (a) semitrailer having a connecting device composed of a fifth wheel and king pin assembly;
    • (b) pole trailer; or
    • (c) trailer being towed by a bicycle.

Amended by Chapter 412, 2015 General Session
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