The rules about traveling with goods in car

What about the rules and stuff from your car stabbing or driving with a trailer? If you use a roof rack, losbreekreminrichting or restraining? For transporting indivisible loads apply different rules. In this article, all the rules one by one. Beware that you never lade too heavy car and that you evenly distribute the weight. If you are heavy laden, you have a longer stopping distance.

Imperial

When you use a roof rack, the goods must be properly secured and must not protrude more than 20 cm it to the sides. If the load protrudes more than 10 cm outside the side, they must be marked.
The roof rack is greater air resistance, which means that the car accelerates more slowly and can lean into turns. It also ensures a higher fuel consumption.

Car and trailer

Passenger and cargo including trailers may not be wider than 2.55 meters. The cargo should never exceed 20 cm stabbing outside each side of the car. On unpaved roads should be no more than 2.20 meters total width.
The load may not be at front of car / trailer protrude. At the back, it must not protrude no more than 1 meter. Never more than five meters behind the rear axle of the vehicle.

Length indivisible load

For transportation of long indivisible load exception:
Front car no more than 3.50m for the heart of the steering wheel of the car.
back to no more than 5 m behind the rearmost axle of the vehicle or trailer

Width indivisible load

For cargo that is indivisible in width, also exception:
If the cargo is transported by trailer to the total width of the trailer, including cargo no more than three meters. For the passenger remains in force up to 20cm on each side.
An indivisible load front or rear projecting more than 1 m must be equipped with red and white striped marking plate of 50x50cm. ?? At night, this should mark sign in front to have a white light and a rear red light.

Losbreekreminrichting

Losbreekreminrichting is a braking device, which ensures that the brakes of the trailer itself enters into force as soon as the connection between the trailer and the tractor is broken.

Auxiliary coupling

Central-axle trailers whose unladen weight plus payload is less than 1500 kg, do not losbreekremrichting. This may suffice auxiliary coupling. Which must be strong enough to hold cargo on trailer with the towing vehicle coupled. Auxiliary coupling should not impede braking. When all trailer is provided with a losbreekreminrichting an auxiliary coupling is prohibited.
Trailers whose total weight is less than 750 kilograms and less than half of the unladen weight of the towing vehicle, do not have to brake. There are also explanations closed for vehicles with trailers.

Driving license and trailer

You may only with a B license pulling a trailer, when:
  • curb weight plus payload trailer not exceeding 750 kg
  • curb weight plus payload trailer weighs more than 750kg but no heavier than towing vehicle
  • the entire assembly together does not exceed 3500 kg

Otherwise you must next license B are also in possession of driving license E.

Where a trailer must meet

Trailer must have:
  • tires whose tread min. 1.6mm is
  • two on rear of vehicle mounted tail lamps, which can radiate bright red light
  • at rear, fitted, well-read and approved license plate, license plate same as towing vehicle, which must be illuminated. These lights must be lit simultaneously with urban, low beam, high beam or fog
  • 2 clearly visible at rear brake lights
  • red or orange direction, on either side of back
  • Two red triangles approved length
  • not triangular reflectors on each side
Comments (42)
09-01-2018

We are going on fishing trip to France. Now we want so the rods on the roof to fix the roof carrier with straps. Now my question is whether this is permitted and allowed in Frankrijk.Alvast thank you! Gr Danny

10-01-2018

A question about indivisible load. Now this may or may not protrude more than a meter behind the car?

10-01-2018

I want to buy a bike rack for 5 bicycles are on the tow hook but a caster for support. this seems like not a follower, but what are the rules for this? this should at all or in the Netherlands?

10-01-2018

I want to carry a pile of eight meters on the roof of my VW bus. My bus is 4.70 lang.Mag this? What should I do to drive safely and to get a ticket? Best regards, Pieter

11-01-2018

My question is this. Would 50 scaffold planks catch with Opel mevano, but boards stabbing than approximately 1.40 m from the back of the bus. Is that if so I must mount a marker board on it?

11-01-2018

Michael see above: Passenger and cargo including trailers may not be wider than 2.55 meters. The cargo should never exceed 20 cm stabbing outside each side of the car. On unpaved roads should be no more than 2.20 meters total width.

12-01-2018

Hi Micheal, Where have you been fined for exactly? Excellent load? If all goes well, this also announce the decision!

12-01-2018

Yesterday we had a penalty at checkout, the trailer is 180 cm wide, I'm here whih lie on that are 200 cm wide, so both sides 10 cm beyond the trailer, I believe should be no problem, but nevertheless fined? ? 220 I still have a picture of it at checkout. Like a response or it may / or may not

13-01-2018

About the blanketing of the cargo, the following is reported. The cargo must be firmly put in such a way that it remains a sudden stop in place. Loose cargo and debris, leaves, paper, sand, etc. must be equipped with a cargo securing, so nothing can blow off. It is not stated that it is necessary in addition to a just a sail to be used in carrying the load which may by the cover net. We are aware that because no sailing beside a net was used fined ?? 320, 00 uitgereikt.Gaarne your response.

14-01-2018

Because I find no suitable roof racks for my Ford Fiesta) 1992) I want to convey my canoe / kayak IN the car The car is 3.70 meters long and the canoe 4 20m.Ik have removed the passenger seat so I definitely through the tailgate half the canoe into the car lost kan.Hoeveel meter may protrude from the rear, and how should I aangeven.Bord or red cloth?

15-01-2018

I have a van high and long but a frame what I want to convey does not fit deurenik wants to hang with heavy straps on the side of the car and silk also with straps on the car fix then plug the 15-cm outside the vehicle spoken in width. the length is well within the length of the auto.mag

15-01-2018

Same question as before. What is the length of a trailer, this is incl. Drawbar or only the body? If only the body is a rack on a trailer not want to let something rest a little longer as the body. The police have rather than what to do to get all the supporters of the road where the load on the rack at the front rest and to cross the voorzijde.Groet, he can HSWie here

15-01-2018

HalloIk've read that goods on a trailer no longer want 1mtr behind the trailer may from steken.Bij indivisible load may do that, but no more than five meters behind the rear as.Je must then use a plate of 50x50 cmMoet than your exemption to ask whether you can drive it through without giving greetings rutger Nijmeijer

15-01-2018

The load may not protrude at the front trailer you write. What about a boat trailer with sailboat with mast? The original trailer with boat is 6.2 meters, from bullet to back boat. The boot extends about one meter at the rear of the trailer and of the mast for another 1 meter. At the front the mast protrudes so ca 50 cm past the bullet. The mast is already at a slight angle. If it is not, how do you transport a mast of 7.8 meters with a 5.2 meter sailboat?

16-01-2018

Just one question; Often hear that there is a small margin would be around the weight provisions to drivers license with trailer connected. I plan to buy another car by slightly excessive jointly train weight of car and caravan would oblige me to achieve the E-license. Well, I can show the maximum weight permitted on the license plate cut with well 30 KG, but heard more and more often now that there would be a small margin, and so I just can with the combination of the way. Does anyone here have experience with it whether this is really true? Hear it too much.

16-01-2018

I have a practical question. the trailer may not exceed 20 cm per side of the car uitsteken.moet be measured with folded mirrors or may be measured from cast mirrors? Thank you, Henry

16-01-2018

I need tomorrow to retrieve a table, this one goes in the car but what sticks out, I need to use a red rag or something? Thank you,

17-01-2018

Do let me fool you for all carts with private number plate must be a driver's license. but when I read this is that stupid nonsense !? or not?

17-01-2018

Question: You see them do drive, regular pickups with a car trailer behind it. How does that work, the driver must have a driver's license? What about the capacity? Who knows it may zeggen.Ruud

17-01-2018

Combined, curb weight + payload + trailer unladen weight vehicle together does not exceed 3500 kgbovenstaande line comes from your site. several other sites indicate that there should be not reckoned with the unladen weight of the towing vehicle but the weight plus payload .what is correct if you are driving with license b? greetings albert

17-01-2018

Where can I find that transporting goods with a trailer is required to have a just about here?

18-01-2018

Is it permissible for example 4 meters long on the roof of a autote vevoerren without using a roof rack? Sietse

18-01-2018

Also indivisible load may not protrude from the front of the trailer. The question is what is meant by the trailer, this is only the container or is this included the tree until the tow?

18-01-2018

If I want to carry a tandem on a bicycle carrier he extends on both sides 19 cm, this allowed? And do I have to apply warning signs? And what is meant by warning signs?

18-01-2018

Nowadays you can buy "nets" that can be stretched across the trailer load. Is this mandatory?

19-01-2018

I recently received a traffic ticket because I curtain riots with my car was carrying. these were namely 3.5m was so I had to let stabbing it out the window. this allowed? :-(

19-01-2018

Can someone help me with the next question? "What do you do when you need to transport two horses which together weigh a kilo too much" was the question on my exams ... I answered that I would be her answer was afknippen.Dit original enough to not go any further questions ... but so what's the answer? twice driving or similar?

20-01-2018

On my car documents state that behind my car to link a maximum weight of 515 kg of trailer may unrestrained. However, the trailer that we wish to convey behind the car is 650 kg max payload. In your information you give to the weight of the car and weight of the trailer does not matter if the trailer but remains below 750 kg. ON the basis of your information it seems like I left my car still allowed to transport the trailer or do I get now two things together?

20-01-2018

May you with a B license in some kind of vehicle. Which in terms of height 3.4 meters high?

20-01-2018

Our question is whether it is obliged to cover the load in a trailer with a tarp or net? Or is it also with a rope?

21-01-2018

I also have a question about riding with aanhanger`s.Ik question me as to whether you should hang two supporters together behind your car (like an LHV therefore) assuming there you have BE and not exceed the maximum permitted towing weight gaat.Bijvoorbeeld on vacation boat and caravan measures take lightest trailer obviously achterop.Kermis and circus ride ever since I can remember with such combi`s.

21-01-2018

At rear, fitted, well-read and approved license plate, license plate same as towing vehicle, which must be illuminated. These lights must be lit simultaneously with municipal, dimming, fog or grootlicht.Vertel me but once the lights on the trailer must be lit simultaneously in combination with high beam?

21-01-2018

I can not answer your question, perhaps a reader and otherwise I would check with your harbor.

21-01-2018

I dare not say with 100 percent certainty, but I assume 20cm from the car itself, without the length of the mirrors.

22-01-2018

Up to one meter in length are not, then a marker board

22-01-2018

Some trailers you really can hang with a B license behind your car, as described above in the article. The same is on the CBR website: http://www.cbr.nl/1095.pp

22-01-2018

True, it is the maximum total weight. Apologies, I customize it. Thanks for your response

22-01-2018

19 cm is just not a problem, for passenger cars, the maximum is 20 cm.Markeringsborden often red-yellow / white striped, but there are different rules for different vehicles.

23-01-2018

Nets are indeed mandatory for open trailers to prevent the load from falling off the wagon / blow etc.

24-01-2018

Unfortunately, according to the rules, to have the maximum of 20 cm projecting to the side of the car

24-01-2018

Yes, too heavy is too heavy. Whether it's one kilo or 100 kilo.Ik had to laugh at your answer :-)

25-01-2018

I can not give a conclusive answer. It mainly depends on the weight of these 'small' vrachtwagen.Met drivers license you can drive a car with a trailer, including load capacity, weighs no more than 750 kg.In some cases with only the B license permitted a heavier trailer than 750 kg. That is only on two conditions: * The trailer is authorized, including payload, not weigh more than the unladen mass of the vehicle trekt.en trailer * the maximum permitted weight of the total combination must not exceed 3500 kg