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Publications

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.

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.

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.

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.