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DVSA urges drivers to take a towing course

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The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is urging all those who plan to tow a caravan or trailer to take a newly accredited training course beforehand

Whether you’re towing for the first time or could do with improving your skills, the DVSA recommends using one of its recognised expert organisations who are approving the individual trainers joining the safe towing scheme.

All of the newly accredited trainers will follow the DVSA’s ‘learning to drive a car and trailer syllabus’, which has been developed with industry experts.

Baroness Vere, Minister for Roads, Buses and Places, says,

 

Towing safely is an important issue and I urge drivers to access the training to help keep Britain’s roads safe. The new accreditation scheme will help them to get targeted training and improve their driving skills.

I want to thank the trailer training industry, stakeholders and our partners for their commitment and support in developing this training scheme over the last few months.

Mark Winn, DVSA’s Chief Driving Examiner, adds,

 

With the summer holidays fast approaching, we know many families will be looking to tow a trailer or caravan so it’s vital you have the skills to do this safely.

We’d encourage anyone who plans to tow something, whether it’s a caravan on holiday, or a trailer to the tip, to get training from an accredited provider. They will be able to make sure you have the skills and knowledge to keep everyone on Britain’s roads safe.

Find a towing training provider or course by contacting the National Register of LGV Instructors, Safe Towing Scheme or Skills for Logistics.


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