RSA releases videos on Towing of Trailers

By September 26, 2016Blog

The Swilly Group welcomed the release of an information booklet and a series of You Tube videos by the RSA on the regulations around towing of light trailers. The information Booklet “Road Safety Advice and driver Licensing rules for drawing light trailers” can be downloaded for free from the RSA’s website.

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The towing on trailer information also consists of a series of 6 short videos all relating to the regulations and best practice safety procedures on towing of trailers. The six videos are as follows:

  1. Licensing and Entitlement
  2. Roadworthiness
  3. Coupling a Trailer
  4. Uncoupling a Trailer
  5. Loading and Unloading a Trailer
  6. Driving Test for Trailers

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Stephen Sweeney, Director of Driving Services said “There is still a lot of confusion around licences, weights and general safety requirements around towing of light trailers”. “We are delighted to see the RSA develop this booklet and the short videos”.  “Over the last number of years, we have had increasing numbers of drivers from the construction and agricultural communities taking the driving test in licence category BE (Car/Van and Light Trailer)”.

The Swilly Group offers driver training for Jeep and Trailer Licence category BE. If you require more support and advice on the towing of light trailers, please don’t hesitate to contact the Swilly Group Driving Division.  Telephone (074) 9151212 or email info@swillygroup.com to find out more how we can help you.

2 Comments

  • As a tow operator, I would like to add to your great post, that it is especially important to ensure level ground when coupling a trailer, or any vehicle being towed, if possible. Uneven or un-level ground makes this process more difficult, and raises the possibility of the coupling not joining properly.

    Thanks for the great post and videos on this subject!

    -Bryce
    http://alexandriaroadsideassistance.com/

    • Brian Sweeney says:

      Thank you for the positive Feedback Bryce. A very important point you’ve made.

      Regards,

      The Swilly Group

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