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Explanation: The speed limit when you're towing a caravan or trailer is lower than the limit for a car that's not towing.
This is mainly because the increased length and weight of the combination make it more difficult to control.
When you're towing a caravan or trailer, you should take your time with any manoeuvres. You should also allow more time for slowing and stopping.
Explanation: When you're towing a caravan and it begins to 'snake', you need to bring it back under control.
Don't steer sharply or brake hard. Instead, you should ease off the accelerator and gradually reduce your speed until the caravan stops snaking.
Explanation: When a caravan moves about like this, it's called 'snaking'. It happens when the caravan is unstable. There are several reasons why a caravan could snake while you're towing it. They include
- uneven weight distribution
- being buffeted by wind from passing high-sided vehicles
- strong side winds