The APPG on Trailer and Towing Safety brings together parliamentarians, towing and trailer industry representatives and consumer groups to discuss and raise awareness of towing and trailer safety in the UK



Chair of APPG writes to MPs to support SAFE campaign

Karin Smyth MP, Chair of the Trailer APPG, writes to fellow MPs asking for their support for the SAFE campaign.


SAFE stakeholder campaign toolkit

The DVSA summer campaign Whatever you’re towing, make it SAFE

Stakeholder campaign toolkit for delivery of towing safety messages to drivers new to towing/who have not towed for a long time.


Baroness Vere letter regarding SAFE campaign

Information on the SAFE Towing Campaign and an update to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Trailer Towing and Safety,

The upcoming campaign which the DVSA will undertake from 21 May will deliver towing safety messages to drivers who are new to towing and to those who have towed before but have not done so for some time.


Baroness Vere of Norbiton letter

Letter to Karin Smyth MP from Baroness Vere of Norbiton regarding SAFE Towing Campaign


Blog by DVSA Chief Driving Examiner

DVSA Chief Driving Examiner, Mark Winn, gives tips on whatever you are towing, making it SAFE


DVSA trailer & caravan roadside inspection survey

DVSA non-testable trailer & caravan roadside inspection survey, with results showing prohibition rates and various prohibition defects.


APPG Trailer and Towing Safety Workplan

APPG Trailer and Towing Safety - Workplan 2021

Work programme for the year ahead will include towing safety issues to be raised in the House; plus safety issues surrounding agricultural vehicles; roadside checks; all stakeholders to work to raise awareness of issues


#towsafe4freddie - Early summer campaign

DVSA discussion document - early summer campaign looking at opportunities and the strategic approach to be taken.


Letter from the Chair to the Secretary of State dated 16 February 2021

Letter covers the importance of local workshops being permitted to open to carry out annual servicing and repairs.


First meeting of APPG on Trailer and Towing Safety in 2021

The first meeting of the APPG on Trailer and Towing Safety will take place via MS Teams



All Party Parliamentary Group supports Project Edward and safer towing


Improving road safety – roads policing consultation

The Department for Transport (DfT) published a Call for Evidence  as part of its review of roads policing. The deadline for responses is 5 October 2020. DfT are reviewing existing roads policing to:

  • identify which current methods are most effective
  • understand how enforcement services can be enhanced to improve safety and reduce future casualties


Calling notice APPG virtual meeting 06/07/20

APPG virtual meeting Monday 6th July 2020


Latest statement from Karin Smyth MP, the Acting Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Trailer and Towing Safety

The next meeting of the APPG for Trailer and Towing Safety takes place in Westminster on Monday 3 February 2020. 


Meeting Agenda 03.02.20

Meeting Agenda 03.02.20


Trailer Safety Report 2019

On 18 July 2019, the Minister of State for Transport, Michael Ellis MP, announced to the House the publication of a report into trailer safety. This sets out the Government’s position as required by the Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Act 2018.


National Towing Working Group Safety Framework

The National Towing Working Group (NTWG) Safety Framework has been produced to outline how Highways England and the other partners of the NTWG will address towing safety together and deliver their mission to reduce towing related incidents, both domestic and business on all roads.


New All-Party Parliamentary Group launched to raise awareness of trailer and towing safety

Today, at the House of Commons, a new All-Party Parliamentary Group has been launched to raise awareness of trailer and towing safety in the UK.


Meeting agenda 30.04.19

The inaugural meeting of the APPG on Trailer and Towing Safety will be held on 30 April 2019 from 12.00 noon – 2.00pm in Room A, 1 Parliament Street, Westminster, SW1A 2NE.


The National Caravan Council (NCC) is the appointed Secretariat for the APPG on Trailer and Towing Safety. The NCC is the trade association representing more than 550 different companies across the touring caravan, motorhome, caravan holiday home and residential park home industries in the UK.