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Jonathan White, Legal and Compliance Director at the National Accident Helpline said the Government should “make use of the extra time” to “consider” the new driving law in more detail. They said drivers safety must be “considered as the top priority”.
Mr White warned giving people access to heavier trailers and caravans in the run-up to winter brought an “increased element of risk to drivers”.
He said: “We welcome the delay in the introduction of these changes and hope that the government makes use of the extra time to consider them in more detail, ensuring that the safety of drivers is considered as the top priority.
“The changes will see millions of drivers simultaneously given the right to tow a trailer of considerable weight, without needing any previous experience or training in driving while towing a load.
“All at a time of year when visibility and conditions are at their poorest, bringing an increased element of risk to drivers.”
The new comments come just days after Mr White warned the new updates could present “additional risk” for road users.
He had called on drivers to be “extra vigilant” when towing heavier weights for the first time.
The new rule would have allowed anyone who passed their driving test after 1 January 1997 to tow heavier trailers.
This would have induced larger caravans and motorhomes.
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However, the updates were scrapped just days before lunch after a statement from the DVSA on Twitter.
It said: “The rules about towing a trailer or a caravan with a car will not be changing on Monday (15 November 2021)
“The change will be introduced in autumn 2021, subject to Parliamentary approvals.
“We’ll confirm the date as soon as we can.
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