Caravan safety

CW columnist Lloyd Junor talks driver behaviour and towing licences

In his latest CW column, tour operator Lloyd Junor examines the possible causes of a hypothetical rollover.

"Things go badly wrong when a rig is not properly set up, and the consequences for everybody sharing the road with such an outfit are potentially lethal. It’s for this reason that the idea of regulating towing by requiring a licence endorsement for it is beginning to gain momentum," he writes.

In his column, Lloyd attributes overloading the rear of the van as one of the probable causes of the crash.

"The imposition of these additional weights would not have been expected by the van manufacturer, and this significant weight acted like a pendulum."

Have you witnessed unsafe practices by caravanners? Share your thoughts.

Read Lloyd’s entire column in the April edition of Caravan World magazine, on sale now.

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