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CCTV - snaking caravan

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View our press release, including safe towing advice, here:

Incident involving a caravan on the M1 in Leicestershire. Watch the left hand carriageway of the motorway as the caravan begins to snake before colliding with the barrier on the hard shoulder.

Spring and summer are the peak seasons for towing-related incidents on our roads. Over Easter many people will be hitching up their caravans and trailers for the first time since autumn, so we're asking them to take time to ensure they're fit to tow before going on the road.

Incidents involving towed vehicles can cause particularly long delays for other road users as well as distress for drivers and anyone else directly involved.

Although high speed incidents involving towing can be serious, the majority of problems we see on our roads are breakdowns -- which can be avoided with routine checks and maintenance.

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Fit to Tow? Play

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 a new safety DVD, Fit to Tow, presented by Carol Smillie.

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Every year road workers are killed and injured on the nations roads while doing their job to try and keep the nation going and improve the facilities we have, if it is from a safety scheme, cutting the verge or replacing a burst pipe these jobs are all essential to help improve the standard of life of the whole population.

This resource looks to supply a suite of material that can be used to raise awareness of the issues and encourage drivers to alter their behaviour and respect road workers for the work they do.

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