NTTA has a seat in Parliament

NTTA has a seat in Parliament

The House of Commons has an All-Party Parliamentary Group which has been registered to raise awareness of trailer and towing safety in the UK.

The Trailer and Towing Safety All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is to be chaired by Karin Smyth MP, with Sharon Hodgson MP, Alan Brown MP and Sir David Amess MP standing as elected Officers and the National Caravan Council (NCC) appointed as group Secretariat.

The NTTA has constantly worked with its members and the public for safer towing. https://ntta.co.uk/law/ and feel that this is the first of many steps which need to be taken to make the roads safer.

The primary focus of the APPG was to bring together the relevant groups together which included, parliamentarians, industry representatives and consumer groups to discuss and raise awareness of trailer and towing safety. At this meeting, the APPG discussed a programme of work for the future as well as reviewing the latest report on trailer safety from the Department for Transport. The National Towing Working Group also launched the first-ever Safety Framework with the aims of reducing towing-related incidents, both business and domestic related, across the GB road network.

Speaking about the launch of the APPG, Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, said: “Today's launch of the new APPG on towing and trailer safety is a hugely significant step towards protecting road users and pedestrians. It gives the issue the attention in parliament that it deserves and paves the way for changes needed in the area of safe towing over the coming months and years."

Bev Howard – Chairperson of the NTTA. “We are delighted that we The NTTA were invited to this launch. The NTTA is in its 39th year and from the very start, The NTTA was created to join members together from the Towing industry including manufacturers to promote excellence in tow bar installation trailer/caravan servicing and maintenance. The QS Scheme is recognised by over a million members of the public and is recommended and endorsed by the Camping and Caravanning Club and The Caravan and Motorhome Club” https://www.ntta.co.uk/ntta/quality-secured

The NTTA will be keeping its members up to date with the outcomes of the APPG.

Bev Howard – Chairperson of the NTTA - The NTTA back the #towsafe4freddie campaign and support Mr and Mrs Hussey in their fight to stop another tragic death. We have a duty of care to check that our vehicle is safe, loaded correctly and ensured that the right equipment is fitted to the trailer and vehicle by qualified mechanics such as our members who have taken course to achieve the QS standard which gives confidence when using any of our services, peace of mind when purchasing goods, knowledge of doing business with an accredited company who will always try to give the best service possible.

Chaired by Karin Smyth MP - The Trailer and Towing Safety All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG)

Ray Pinder – Council member of The NTTA and Sarah Smithurst MBE – Business Development Manager for The NTTA both attended the meeting on Tuesday, representing its Members up and down the Country.