The National Trailer and Towing Association (NTTA) has launched its Trailer Safety Week.

Starting yesterday (Monday 5th June), the week is running across the NTTA’s social media channels, and is aiming to provide support for those involved in light trailer towing, with activities and guidance being shared throughout.

Today’s focus (6th June) is lights, with other topics to be covered during the week including hitching, caravan speed limits and more, with the aim of ensuring trailers are properly prepared and maintained for safe caravan towing.

The guidance is being issued at a time when many of us will be thinking of setting off on tour, whether that is our first of the season or one of several that are planned throughout the year.

Karin Smyth MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Trailer Safety, said: “Trailer Safety Week should act as a moment of clarity for policy makers, trailer owners and all road users. The UK has some of the safest roads in the world, but we cannot rest on our laurels. It’s vital that we raise awareness of the importance of maintaining trailers which are safe for all road users.”

A spokesperson for the Caravan and Motorhome Club said: “We welcome Trailer Safety Week as a powerful new means to promote the message of safe, best practice towing even more widely.”

You can find out more by visiting the Trailer Safety Week website, as well as their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram channels.

Image: Tim Andrew

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