Licensing not the answer for caravan safety

Calls for an additional towing licence requirement for caravanning continue to draw media attention.  Some would argue that on face value the idea has merit.  What is frustrating, however, is that while caravanning has been the front coverage for the calls based on publicly released accident data, which conveniently does not refer to caravan accidents yet implies it in the reporting, such an introduction would have wide-ranging impacts on all low ATM trailer towing – from your recreation box trailer through to boats and others, with no evidence on how licencing will solve the supposed problem at hand. It smacks of overkill, where other policy drivers, such as education incentives and subsidies, would be far more effective.