Trailer owners warned 'D shackles are now illegal'
A VIRAL post that appears to warn motorists of heavy infringements for a common towing device is sparking confusion on social media.
The image reappeared on the Sunshine Coast Community Board this morning, showing a poster that claimed D shackles had been made illegal.
"Cops in Gympie have been pulling over everyone towing a boat or box trailer and issuing a $235 on the spot fine," the poster reads.
It further claimed all D shackles must have a load rating pin and specific design.
The image first appeared on social media in 2014, and police confirmed towing regulations had not changed and fines for D-shackles had not been issued.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads offers an up-to-date safe towing guide for motorists.