The primary focus of the Trailer and Towing Safety APPG is to bring together parliamentarians, industry representatives and consumer groups to discuss and raise awareness of trailer and towing safety. Through its APPG meetings and discussions, the group has a number of different work streams and research projects to consider. The latest legislative developments, associated industry reports and inquiries on trailer safety can be found below.
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.
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.