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DVSA urges motorists to get trailer trained

DVSA is encouraging people to get trailer training from an accredited provider after a survey found over half have received no training, despite nearly 80% of respondents having been towing for over 6 years. DVSA surveyed more than 1000 drivers on their experience of towing and found over 60% are hitting the roads without any formal training, despite many towing caravans with their family onboard. Although confidence to tow was highly reported amongst those surveyed, there is no substitute for learning the right skills and knowledge with a trained professional. The accredited trailer training scheme, which launched in May 2022, provides drivers with a good understanding of how to tow safely in different conditions, no matter what they choose to tow. It also shows motorists how to correctly carry out safety checks on their vehicle and trailer or caravan before … Continue reading

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Promoting Safe and Legal Towing

Jim Green Director of BARTA met with Sarah Smithurst and Julie Pywell of the National Trailer and Towing Association (NTTA) at the Horse Trust site in Buckinghamshire recently to look at opportunities to work together.Both BARTA and the NTTA are members of the National Towing Working Group (NTWG), who in April officially launched their Safety Framework at the newly formed All-Party Parliamentary Group on Trailer and Towing Safety at the House of Commons. Jim said; ” Many unwanted situations occur on UK roads with equine or livestock trailers. Incidents like these affect both lives and livelihoods and work is underway to discover the causes. Naturally, BARTA and the NTTA have come together in collaboration to promote education and research for this particular sector of the towing community. I am convinced that our common passion and desire to make the towing of animals safer will lead to new … Continue reading

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