Licences for everything now?
RE: Last edition's letter about a caravan licence
WHERE do you stop? Car trailers? Boat trailers? Tradie trailers? Rural use trailers?
Most of these trailers have people with experience towing them.
I would start with training at the start. The current system, in Queensland at least, does nothing but basically teach kids to dive to get hours up only.
No focus on skill at all. I suspect the issue is in skill and education.
Most people going on holiday have been driving the same roads 9 to 5, five days a week (or the same bus or train, or trip to the corner store) and when faced with something out of their routine, are completely unprepared.
We all have the right to travel the roads. They are not just there for business purposes.
I do think training and experience is important.
I mean, I had to learn how to load my competition car on its trailer many, many years ago and it took some experience to get it right.
Got it weighed under load a few times before I knew what to load on it.
It's not just a case of getting a ticket to tow and off you go.
We can't expect someone who gets the van out once or twice a year or for the first time to know the ropes.