This will be my first time pulling a trailer in California, I know trucks and cars run at a reduced speed limit. What about motorcycles with trailers? I have a real bad feeling I'm not going to like the answer but I know this is the place to ask.
RWAZ......I've asked several C.H.P. officers that question and all said,
"technically, yes it's 55 MPH, but if you use good judgment and keep with-in the flow of traffic, ( around 65 MPH ) you shouldn't have a problem.
I've pulled my Bushtec for about two years now and using these guidelines, I haven't been pulled over.
55 mph oh thats just crazy !!! :shock: How 1970's. Like Sammy Hagar sung : "I can't drive fifty five". I couldn't drive 55 mph, I certainly couldn't nor wouldn't ride it on a highway, yikes. :22yikes: NO WAY!! Terry
There was a question on here about this early this year or late last year. I called CHP and got shuffled from number to number. I finally ended up talking to a sgt in Sacramento in the Commercial Vehicle division of the CHP.
It seems that the state law/vehicle code states "all vehicles" but the signs referred to "cars with trailers".
To clear up the ambiguity, they are in the process of replacing all of the signs to state "all vehicles with trailers".
From my experience on the trip to the Bay Area last May (to pick up my trailer), while we take a chance with our lives on any of the roads in California or Nevada... doing 55 mph on a California freeway or highway is an almost guaranteed way to get run over.
I think that they only time they slow to 55 is in a traffic jam.
I live in Orange County, pull mine in the car pool lane and never been bothered. Ive had Chips pass me running in the pool and wave while Im doing 80. One thing is almost for certain, if your in So Ca running 55 on a freeway, and its not gridlock, your going to get your arse run over.
man, I didn't know I live in such an illustrious state!
I would confirm the 55mph speed limit with a trailer, regardless of what is pulling it. I wasn't pulled over, but I did get a loudspeaker command to move to the right lanes when I was pulling a small camping tailer behind my car. A lot depends on the officer that sees you, and perhaps what he/she had for breakfast. Sometimes they'll ignore a violation completely, sometimes they'll pull you over for the slightest infraction. I'm sure that's the same everywhere. bottom line: You break the law - you take your chances! :?