By Dan O’BrienIt’s a bit like getting a ride on a private plane.
Butler transport trailers are becoming a more common sight on public transport.
Butlers are a type of trailer that can carry up to 2,000 pounds and cost between $10,000 and $30,000 depending on the model and state.
They are a popular option for travellers who are tired of waiting in traffic and can afford to take more chances.
But it’s not just the convenience factor that people are looking forward to with a Butler trailer.
They are also safer, according to the US Transport Security Administration.
“It’s safer because it’s a trailer that has no wheels, it’s lightweight and it’s designed to go into any kind of situation that you can imagine,” said Bob Smith, a retired police officer who has worked with Butler trailers.
“If you go to a restaurant and you have to run to the back of the room, you’re going to want a trailer.”
And because Butler trailers have been designed to operate on the ground, they are also more reliable, according the TSA.
When the TSA first started testing Butler trailers, it was the only public transport system in the US that had them.
“The trailers are very safe and there’s no way for the driver to fall asleep or be distracted,” said Smith.
But Smith says Butler trailers are now on the rise in other countries, particularly in Asia.
But when you look at the Butler trailer, you might also notice a different kind of driver.
“When you get into the trailer, the driver can have a full bladder,” said David Brown, a transportation analyst at IHS Technology.
“There’s no window.
You’re in a car that has a passenger and you’re only going to be driving the driver.”
Butler trailers are designed to carry up two people.
“That means that when you’re in the car, the occupants of the vehicle are going to have to stay in the cabin,” said Brown.
“You’re going take up one seat.”
That means if you are on a highway and have to take a turn back to the highway because of an accident, you are going wait in the trailer for the trailer to be ready.
“You have to wait for the vehicle to be completely assembled, the trailer is completely loaded, and then you’re just going to go straight in and you can be back on the highway in no time,” said Mr Brown.
But Butler trailers can also go places you would never think of driving them.
When you’re at a traffic light, you’ll see a Butler on the side of the road.
“So when you go through that light, if you’re looking at the trailer on the other side of that light you can just see the driver is a little bit of a car nut, and that’s probably the biggest advantage,” said Stephen Smith, the executive director of the Institute for Public Transportation.
“For a lot of people who want to use public transportation in the city, and if you’ve got a little extra money, then that can be the way to go.”
Smith said Butler trailers may not be as easy to use as other public transport vehicles.
“Butler transportation trailers are actually quite easy to drive because they are very compact, and they are actually relatively easy to manoeuvre,” said Dr Smith.
“They can be used as a taxi, they can be a public transport vehicle, they’re very simple to manoeuvres, and a lot more comfortable than some other public transportation vehicles.”
The US Department of Transportation is developing Butler trailers that can make them more convenient to use.
“I think Butler trailers will continue to grow in popularity,” said Ed Suter, the DOT’s deputy assistant secretary for transportation.
“With more efficient vehicles, people can go places that they would never have considered otherwise, and Butler trailers offer that capability.”
“In addition, Butler trailers also have the added benefit of being lighter and easier to carry than traditional trailers, so they are more accessible for those who want more flexibility in public transport,” he said.
“And because of this, Butler transportation trailers will likely continue to be the first public transport option for many people.”
But it doesn’t mean that Butler trailers aren’t a dangerous thing.
Smith says Butler is a dangerous vehicle.
“We have heard reports of injuries and fatalities associated with Butler transport trailers,” he added.
“As a result, Butler is no longer available for public transport use in the United States.”
Smith says that if Butler trailers were banned, it would hurt a lot.
“Allowing Butler transportation to operate in the country is an incredibly important step toward ending this horrible scourge of unsafe public transportation,” he told ABC News.
“While Butler transport has no known link to terrorism or terrorist activity, it is currently illegal to transport Butler transportation without a permit.”
Because Butler transportation is not a registered transportation vehicle, the government is unable to determine its legal status.