What Are the Legal Towing Requirements in California?

California law requires that every hitch or coupling device be securely mounted to the towing vehicle, that the driver uses a safety chain between the towing vehicle and towed vehicle, and that the drawbar or other connection may not exceed 15 feet in length, according to the California Vehicle Code. These towing requirements do not apply to vehicles towing a pipe or pole dolly, such as a logging truck.

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