A Parliament Petition has launched that is calling for it to be a legal requirement for caravans to be included “in the registration documents of the towing vehicle”.

The inclusion of caravans on the registration documents would make it easier for the authorities to spot a caravan that is being towed by a car that it is not registered to. This would subsequently help to combat the recent rise in caravan thefts.

A parked caravan and car

The Petition, created by Martin Brewster, states “number plates can be ‘cloned’ but it would take more effort to steal a caravan and ensure you have the correct make, model, and year of the vehicle towing it. Legitimate traders would be able to register their wares against tow vehicles”.

A Parliament Petition requires 10,000 signatures to receive a government response and 100,000 signatures to be considered for a debate in Parliament.

There are currently 313 signatures on the Petition, which is due to run until 16 December 2021. You can view it here.

The Parliament Petition has launched at a time when owners are being encouraged to secure their caravans. A recent study from Quotezone.co.uk revealed that only 16% of caravans have a tracker fitted, while 52.6% have failed to install an alarm.

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