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Safety check category B

Weights/cargo

A lot of the information about weights and cargo are in the vehicle registration certificate.
The vehicle registration certificate is in Norwegian, which can be challenging if you do not know the language. Hopefully you can find some similarities that can help you remember what the different words mean.

Here is a translation of the vehicle registration certificate that concerns weights and cargo.
1. What is the technical authorized maximum towable mass of the trailer this car can pull?
Look in the Vehicle Registration Certificate (both braked and unbraked)
See point 8 - “Vekter” (weights) in the picture above.

The maximum permitted trailer weight with brake is 1300 kg
Maximum permissible trailer weight without brake is 687 kg

2. What are the consequences of exceeding the limits (previous question)?
Reduced wheel traction, the vehicle’s directional stability reduces, total stopping distance increases and increased risk of blinding other drivers because the headlights are elevated.

3. What is the drawback of overloading the back of vehicle?
Reduced drivability, the total stopping distance increases and increased risk of blinding other drivers if the headlights are elevated.

4. What is the maximum towable mass of the trailer this car can pull, if the driver has a category B licence?
Check the Vehicle Registration Certificate.

  • You can tow a trailer with a total weight of up to 750 kg.
  • It is permissible to tow a trailer with a weight greater than 750 kg if the total weight of car + trailer does not exceed 3500 kg. You can never tow a trailer heavier than what the vehicle license indicates.

5. What could the consequences be if you drive with a trailer with a total weight that is too high?
It is not only illegal, but downright dangerous. You get reduced traction on the road, your driving might get uneven, the braking distance becomes longer, as well as risking blinding other drivers because the front might get lifted because of the weight behind.
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