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How fast can you go with a trailer?

Have you recently purchased a trailer? Then you are naturally wondering how fast you can actually drive with a trailer behind your car. The speed limits for a car with a trailer vary from country to country. At Alpina\.nl, we have listed the speed limits for each country for you. This way you can be sure you are not speeding with your trailer and avoid a nasty fine! You can also read more about trailer insurance.

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Maximum speed of a trailer in the Netherlands

The maximum speed of a trailer in the Netherlands on highways is 90 kilometres per hour if the weight of the trailer is under 3500 kg. Is the weight of the trailer higher than 3500 kg? Then the maximum speed is 80 kilometres per hour. For your own safety and the safety of other road users, it is important that you observe the speed limit. When you drive with a trailer, you will also drive differently than when you just drive in your car. For example, with a trailer you are more susceptible to wind gusts which can cause the trailer to sway. Speeding can also cause a trailer to sway, which can be very dangerous. By driving the maximum speed, the chance of your trailer swaying is much smaller.

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Maximum speed of trailers in Europe

Are you taking your trailer on the road in Europe? Then different rules apply in some countries. How fast you are allowed to drive with your trailer depends on the country you are driving in and the type of road you are driving on. The speed limits in Europe are sometimes very different. It is therefore wise to check in advance what the speed limits are for a car with trailer in the countries in which you are driving.

In the following chart, we have already listed the maximum speed with a trailer for various countries.

Country Highway Motorway
Belgium (>3,500 kg) 90 km/h 70/90 km/h
België (<3.500 kilo) 120 km/h 70/90 km/h
Germany 80 km/h 80 km/h
Germany with Tempo 100 exemption 100 km/h 80 km/h
Groot Brittanië (< 3.500 kilo) 112 km/h 96 km/h
Great Britain (>3,500 kg) 112 km/h 80 km/h
Ireland 80 km/h 80 km/h
Italy 80 km/h 70 km/h
Luxembourg 90 km/h 75 km/h
Frankrijk (< 3.500 kilo) 130/110 km/h 80 km/h
France (>3,500 kg) 90 km/h 80 km/h
Spain 90 km/h 90 km/h
Portugal 100 km/h 80 km/h
Austria (trailer not heavier than car) 100 km/h 50 km/h
Austria (trailer heavier than car) 80 km/h 50 km/h
Switzerland 80 km/h 80 km/h

Trailer insurance? Get insurance directly on Alpina\.nl!

If you cause damage to another person with your trailer, it is covered by your third-party car insurance. But what about when you have damage to your trailer yourself? For this you have to take a separate trailer insurance. With our online comparison tool you can easily compare different insurances for your trailer. You can see at a glance where the insurance is cheapest. Don't forget to look at the coverage as well, so you know what you are and are not insured for.

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