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ACT SUMMARY 2007-2008

SUMMARY OF THE 2007 ACTS AND RESOLVES

ACT NO. 20

(S.54)

Motor vehicles; wreckers; single-axle tow dolly; stiff hitch

This act clarifies and defines in the motor vehicle statutes the meanings of “single-axle tow dolly,” “wrecker,” and “stiff hitch” as follows:

(1) “Single-axle tow dolly” is a vehicle towed by a self-propelled motor vehicle and designed and used exclusively to transport another self-propelled motor vehicle which shall not be required to be registered and upon which the front or rear wheels of the towed self-propelled motor vehicle are mounted, while the other wheels of the towed self-propelled motor vehicle remain in contact with the ground. These vehicles shall not be subject to registration or titling nor shall they be treated as a separate vehicle when used in combination with another vehicle. They shall be subject to equipment safety requirements. This definition has been expanded to allow these tow dollies to transport unregistered vehicles.

(3) “Stiff hitch” means a tow bar used by a self-propelled motor vehicle to tow another validly registered self-propelled motor vehicle while all the wheels of the towed vehicle remain in contact with the ground. The towed vehicle shall not be required to be registered.

Effective Date: July 1, 2007



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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