On average there are 4,809 towing incidents annually which commonly occur on motorways and major A-roads (reference 1). So to help you stay safe on the road, this week’s tips are packed with towing advice, courtesy of the National Trailer and Towing Association.
Towing a vehicle
The trailer operator or the driver of the towing vehicle, if different, has the responsibility for the safe operation of the trailer and needs to carry out the following checks:
Trailer checks before each journey
Notes to editors:Reference 1: Statistics supplied by Highways England
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