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Advice about towing from the Highways Agency

The information and videos below are reproduced for your information from the Highways agency and Diect Gov websites.

You can view the pages in full on the following links:

Highways Agency, Fit to Tow information.

Direct Gov, Towing a caravan or trailer.

If you're taking to the roads with a caravan, trailer or horsebox, don't set out without a final safety and maintenance check, especially if you leave it standing for most of the year.

Before setting out, make sure your trailer is properly serviced and fit to be on the road. Your trailer should be given a regular service by a reputable dealer.

To raise awareness of the safety risks involved when towing a caravan or trailer and the importance of ensuring you are towing safely, the Highways Agency has issued the videos below.

The Highways Agency 'Fit to Tow' Videos and 'Hitched' magazine highlight the safety risks involved when towing a caravan or trailer.

The videos shows how to:

  • Attach your caravan or trailer
  • Maintain it when not in use
  • Carry out a quick safety check

Hitched Magazine

'Hitched' magazine contains detailed advice about towing.

Download the 'Hitched' magazine by following the links below.

Fit to Tow Checklist


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