Anybody know the laws on electric trailer brakes?. I have an American trailer, Twin axle with electric brakes. I have had this for a while and since i brought it over here peaple still tell me these brakes are illegal. I have asked at my local police station and they have not got a clue. I have a brake-away kit on it in case it parts company with the truck, plus other safety features. Anybody out there know or had experience with the law on these brakes.