Towing event to improve road safety

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Horse owners and livestock farmers will be able to learn more about trailer towing during a safety event.

NFU Mutual in Wisbech is hosting a trailer and towing event with EMG motor group at its King’s Lynn showroom in the Hardwick Narrows on Friday, October 23, between 10am and 4pm.

The insurer’s horsebox and trailer safety campaign, which has won awards since 2011, aims to raise awareness of the rules and regulations surrounding the use of horseboxes and trailers, along with highlighting the importance of regular safety checks.

Stephen Hutchinson, agent at NFU Mutual’s Wisbech office, said: “We were aware that many people are unsure about the best vehicle/trailer combination for their needs and the legislation surrounding the use of trailers.

“By joining forces with EMG motor group we hope to spread the safety message to local people and answer some of their questions about trailers and towing, helping them stay safe and legal.”

During the day a transport consultant will answer questions about the rules and regulations surrounding the use of trailers; towing weights; licence requirements and vehicle/trailer combinations.

Visitors to the event will also receive a free goody bag and learn how to conduct basic safety checks, including tyre safety, breakaway cables and floor safety.

For more contact: nicki_whittaker@nfumutual.co.uk or Laurence.Cleathero@emgmotorgroup.com