Simple checks keep holidaygoers safe on the roads

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People driving in the East region are being urged to help cut the number of towing related incidents on Highways Agency roads this summer by checking their caravan or trailer before setting out.

There were 268 towing related incidents in the East region recorded on Highways Agency roads between July and September in 2013, and 2415 incident nationally, each potentially causing long delays and distress to those involved.

But many of these incidents could have been avoided if a few simple checks had been carried out, particularly where the caravan or trailer had not been used since the previous year.


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