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    what are the laws on towing a car or van ? im picking up a van on saturday it has no tax but is mot'd ! do i need to get insurance for it or can i drive it 3rd party on my own insurance? does it have to be taxed ? i will be using a tow pole as i will be on the motorway.

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    If the wheels touch the floor it needs tax and an mot ... Otherwise it will need t be trailered away

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deztroyer View Post
    If the wheels touch the floor it needs tax and an mot ... Otherwise it will need t be trailered away

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    in order to be covered on your own policy, i beleive it would have to be insured separately also.

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    As above. If the vehicle is touching the highway either full flat tow (4 wheels on the ground) or front wheels lifted then it MUST be taxed , MOT'd and INSURED.
    Would be cheaper to hire a large trailer then you wont need to worry about these things immediately.

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    Also the towing vehicle needs to have a higher gross maximum weight than the vehicle being towed unless you have a trailer licence or higher

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