Should caravan tow courses be compulsory? Your votes are in!

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  1. Peter Foster says:

    As an experienced HGV and recovery driver I feel that towing courses should be compulsory for ALL new drivers. Not just those that decide to tow a Caravan. Referesher courses in any subject are always nice but do not need to be compulsory.

    • Lucie @ Caravan Guard says:

      Thanks for your comment Peter.

    • Paul Biggs says:

      And who is going to pay for compulsory courses? It’s just a money making scheme for someone. If something isn’t broken, then there’s no point spending someone else’s money to fix it.

  2. Paul Biggs says:

    I don’t see the point of a ‘refresher course’ – if you are an experienced caravanner then you already know all you need to know. As for compulsion – this is just more expensive regulation when there is no evidence that carvanners represent a significant problem or danger on the roads compared to other road users.

  3. David Patterson says:

    I feel a refresher course would be useful for everyone at some stage I have been towing for over 35 years and have noticed vans are now wider heavier longer and even though fitted with extra safety devices on the tow car and trailer.
    How many people check the nose weights and overall weights not many. Then there are the idiots towing with the wrong car no mirrors using the third lane etc
    A training course should be given if no experience but a refresher every 5 or 10 years may be beneficial to keep up with any changes

    • Lucie @ Caravan Guard says:

      We agree David – refresher courses would benefit caravanners of all ages and experience.

  4. David Trivitt says:

    While I agree with new drivers should take a course in towing, this would include those towing for the first time. Experienced towers should perhaps take a written test every five years to show that they are up to date with current laws and practices.

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