The Definition Of Dangerous Towing And Risking Life

2 drivers pulled over to reveal extreme levels of poor towing safety
2 drivers pulled over to reveal extreme levels of poor towing safety

Wednesday, 20, Jun 2018 12:23

By William Coleman

When it comes to cutting corners or bad practice there are certain things where is can be kind of acceptable. Not putting enough butter on your sandwich, not lifting the carpet when your vacuuming on a Sunday morning. When it comes to towing and keeping passengers safe there is zero margin for error. Something that two drivers neglected when they were pulled over by police to reveal children and babies left in the caravan while towing.

Rule number 1, well it's not even a rule is its common sense, you do not transport people in a caravan while it is being towed. They are not designed that was and it is extremely dangerous to do it. So I have no idea why anyone would put their babies and small children in a caravan and then proceed to tow, it really is beyond me.

The children were found sitting on mattresses in the back of two separate caravans on the A55 near Bangor. The drivers had clearly not completed any pre towing checks as it was the fact that one of the caravans had no working lights which lead to the police pulling them over. What made it worse was they were driving down an unlit section of a dual carriageway.

A police office has said: it doesn't bare thinking about!. Imagine the things that could have gone wrong in this situation. Not just for the poor babies inside the caravan but for other drivers using the road. How many times have you gone over a bump and thought "oh that's gonna need cleaning up when we stop"?

To make matters even worse, a unbelievable more illegal, neither of the two drivers had to correct licence to tow the caravans with their vans they were using. Not a B+E in sight.

Another officer reported: "One caravan had no lights on it at all and they were travelling along a dark section of the A55 when we spotted them. One van had two children in the back just sat on mattresses and luggage."

The madness did not stop there are the second van was checked to find 3 adults, 6 small children including small babies also not securely strapped in.

Both drivers were reported and will have to attend court for this reckless incident.

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