Caravan and motorhome owners face 'on the spot' checks and fines this summer

Caravan and motorhome owners face 'on the spot' checks and fines this summer

Drivers risk being hit with hefty fines and even penalty points on their licence for failing to use caravans or motorhomes safely. The move comes after experts are concerned about a possible surge in staycation holidays due to international travel quarantine rules.

They warn drivers could be issued fines of up to £2,500 for using a vehicle while it is in a dangerous condition.

Breaching this driving rule could also see drivers issued three penalty points or even be temporarily banned from the roads.

Drivers can also be fined up to £1,000 and bet three penalty points if they tow a caravan without proper towing mirrors

GOV.UK said any tow bars must be “type approved” and meet EU regulations for each car.

“It’s great to see caravans and trailers returning to the road but drivers who tow have a special responsibility to ensure they #towsafe4freddie.

“Many caravans and trailers have been parked up over winter, so we’re urging drivers who are new to towing or haven’t towed for a while to carry out some simple checks.

“Our ask is, whatever you’re towing, make it SAFE.”

The Tow Safe 4 Freddie campaign was launched after 3-year-old Freddie Hussey was killed when a trailer became unhitched as he walked near his home.

Published at Mon, 21 Jun 2021 11:47:00 +0000