Can you get stopped by police if your kayak trailer is “Illegal”. for example, let’s say I bought a trailer that doesn’t have bumper lights could I get stopped by the police.
this is a good question, and it’s one that asked very frequently. Can you get stopped for having an illegal kayak trailer.
The question and the answer could get confusing, but my answer is maybe. If you’re tugging the kayak trailer on a busy highway or at nights it is a definite yes that you need those back taillights to make it safe for other vehicles on the road without the taillights you could be causing a large degree of risk to the travellers behind you, especially if they pull up to close in the night, unknowingly hitting your trailer or if your kayak falls off of its hoists and rolls back the driver behind you needs to know to stay a little farther away.
Now there are rules within each state and province over exactly what you need to drive if you’re going on dirt roads. I would say you may be fine since there is very little populous to cause problem but on a busier street or area, you must be very careful to make sure that your kayaks are very properly secured and the legal weights of your trailer matches that of the load that it is carrying.