Sec. 8. (a) This section does not apply to farm wagons (as defined in IC 9-13-2-60(1)). However, a farm wagon (as defined in IC 9-13-2-60(2)) that is operated on a highway may not be used to tow another vehicle.
(b) The draw bar or other connection between any two (2) vehicles, one (1) of which
is towing or drawing the other upon a highway, may not exceed fifteen (15) feet in
length from one (1) vehicle to the other.
(c) Each trailer and semitrailer hauled by a motor propelled vehicle must be attached
to the vehicle and to each other with the forms of coupling devices that will prevent
the trailer or semitrailer from being deflected more than six (6) inches from the
path of the towing vehicle or to each other, by suitable safety chains or devices,
one (1) on each side of the coupling and at the extreme outer edge of the vehicle. Each chain or device and connection used must be of sufficient strength to haul
the trailer when loaded.
(d) A vehicle, including a combination of vehicles engaged in interstate commerce,
and any safety equipment on the vehicle, including safety chains, cables, or other
devices, that is otherwise in compliance with:
(1) the United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration
motor carrier safety regulations;
(2) the motor vehicle safety standards of the National Highway Safety Bureau of the
United States Department of Transportation; or
(3) the successor of either or both of those agencies;
is considered to be in compliance with this section.
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