Should caravan drivers have to hold a special licence?
THE SUN is setting later and the heat seems to sting that little bit more during the day, that’s right, summer is just around the corner.
For every driver that means more caravans on the road and possibly a higher risk of incidents.
Readers shared their thoughts on appropriate management.
Kevin M: Just needs a licence put in place to tow anything over a 6 x 4 trailer.
Also would be good to have caravan weighbridges and checking stations in as many places as truck inspection stations.
Also a compulsory 12 months inspection, the same as trucks with brake rollers, the works.
Col W: I’m a truck driver and a caravanner, I agree there should be a special licence as a lot don’t get a caravan until they retire.
Probably only drove down to the pub on Friday night before that!
Can’t back into a caravan park site, loaded wrong and can’t use mirrors correctly.
A licence and a bit of training wouldn’t do any harm!
Darren M: Yep ... they putt along at 75-85, don’t care how much traffic is piling up behind them.
Drive past places they can pull into to let others by.
Then tell you to just sit back and relax when you call them up to let them know the courteous thing to do ... they have aaalllll day.
They aren’t on log books.
Put them all on log books and watch their attitude change.
They don’t care if you have to spend 10 hours in the bunker two hours from home!
Ross P: I do both, some trucks are also a menace on the road.
Most problems are caused by morons in cars not overtaking then the poor ole truckie has to try and pass both.
Nic S: Crap from a load of ignorant drivers.
Share the road.