what are the legal towing speeds for each state ?????

W.A is 100kph

but i so often see in the threads on here where people are quoting 110 and at times upto 120 has been mentioned

and i have seen and followed eastern states reg plates in w.a doing 110kph towing caravans and camper trailers some VIC some NSW and QLD as well
NT have different speed laws
is it governed or is it what ever you feel like doing

can some one clarify this please
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 13:49

Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 13:49
In NSW, there is a 100 kph limit, unless signposted otherwise. Parts of the major highways are signposted 110. Most towns are (at least partially) 50 kph unless marked otherwise. School zones are 40 kph during arrival and departure periods before and after school.

ACT is similar, but has no 110 kph, and school zone limits are in place for the arrival and departure periods AND all day in between.

Then there's NT, with no limit on some roads, 130 kph on some, etc....etc

Simple isn't it?

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Follow Up By: feathery - Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 15:18

Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 15:18
I think you will find the NT 110 kph unless signposted otherwise.


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Follow Up By: PatrolSTL04 - Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 16:37

Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 16:37
130Kph maximum in NT were signage allows for it.

Reduced a few years back from no limit to 130....mostly the 3 highways.

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Follow Up By: PatrolSTL04 - Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 16:38

Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 16:38
Not towing though
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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 17:12

Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 17:12
Ooooops....... got it wrong again.....!!! A bit of consistency between states would be very welcome.

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Reply By: Hairs & Fysh - Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 13:55

Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 13:55
Hi Mazcan,
NSW RTA web site I found this.
"There is no specific speed restriction while towing a trailer. However, the posted speed limits must not be exceeded.Always drive to the road,traffic and weather conditions."
Page 4
Not real helpful, their web site is a nightmare to try and find stuff sometimes.

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Reply By: Member - William H (WA) - Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 14:14

Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 14:14
The speed limit for towing in WA is 100klph..........I was towing my trailer and doing 110 on the fwy between Perth and Bunbury, and was stopped by the "POLICE" and given a $100:00 fine for exceeding the limit by 10 kilometres per hour, also 2 points of the licence, i now use the Gps for travelling as it gives a better speed indication of what im doing.

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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 15:42

Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 15:42
Gday,
As far as Im aware the only towing regulations in the NT apply to Heavy Vehicles or special loads under permit.

Buses with a GVM of 5 tonne or over and Heavy vehicles 12 tonne and over are restricted to 100km.
Vehicles under permit may have special conditions.

As for the default limit...it is 110km out of town limits unless otherwise sign posted.

So unless your in a HV or under permit the towing speed is the speed limit.
Ive never heard of anyone being booked for speeding because they are towing, and cant find anything to say otherwise.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Monday, May 24, 2010 at 23:17

Monday, May 24, 2010 at 23:17
Hairy
Have you been on that fermented Cucumber juice again, every time I drive out of ....Paradise (Adelaide River) I see 80, then it goes to 130 , until Darwin outer limits, Maybe it's the frosts, I have heard tell it does turn some items into brass,

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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 17:33

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 17:33
Gday Doug,
See page 56 of this link to confirm whos on the juice......
Nt road rules

Mmmmmm....Im waiting.......

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 17:39

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 17:39
Yeh OK...OK Hairy, sorry mate, I'd been on fermented Garlic juice,

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Reply By: Baz&Pud (Tassie) - Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 18:06

Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 18:06
According to the caravanandcamping site the speed limits are;;
South Aus as sign posted
Act,NSW,Qld,Vic and Act same as South Aus
West Aus 90ks if trailer/van if weight exceed 750kilos
100ks if trailer/van if weight is below 750kilos
Tassie 90ks
North T safe speed for prevailing conditions with max of ???
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 18:57

Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 18:57
In WA this site Office of Road Safety says "The legal speed limit outside a built-up area, unless otherwise signposted, for a vehicle towing a trailer or caravan is 100km/h." No mention of over or under 750 kg
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Follow Up By: Member - mazcan - Monday, May 24, 2010 at 14:25

Monday, May 24, 2010 at 14:25
hi to everyone
that replied and thank you for all the imfo

i like williamh was booked for doing 110kmh towing
with my 450kg trailer and i thought i could do that speed with a trailer under 750kg but was advised that the 750kg rules changed in november 2002

i was on the rd east of norseman coming home from adelaide booked by the eucla police who were going back to there eucla base
$100 and 2 demerit pts for exceeding the towing limit of 100kmhr by 10

so beware of the above imfo from the caravan and camping site mentioned above as that bit refering to w.a is nearly 8yrs out of date all due respects to the poster
this morning i have at last found a lot of imfo
www.dpi.wa.gov.au
relating to safe towing and configurations of weights towed and towing vehicles for w.a
but have not yet tried to find it relating to other states
so thanks again
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Follow Up By: Baz&Pud (Tassie) - Monday, May 24, 2010 at 16:48

Monday, May 24, 2010 at 16:48
That's fine, no offence taken, i just Googled towing speeds and it came up with the C&C site,but it didn't have a date on it.
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