Motorists towing caravans must adhere to rules

Gardai in the region are asking motorists to ensure they are complying with the law when towing caravans.

It comes amid a massive upsurge in the number of caravans now on the road with the increase in the number of people holidaying at home.

This week, Sligo Leitrim Roads Policing Unit stopped a vehicle towing a caravan and discovered the combined weight surpassed the permitted weight for a normal licence.

In addition, the driver did not have the licence required to tow a caravan.

Gardai say that in this situation, the driver would not be covered by insurance.

There was also so extension mirrors, which is another requirement when towing a caravan.