How to avoid dangerous towing hazards and keep our highways safe

Summer is towing season.

But whether you are towing your RV, boat, camper, ATV, or simply a load of back-to-school furniture, safety on the road should always be top of mind. Your towed cargo can quickly become hazardous if basic precautions are not taken.

The first consideration should be your vehicle.

Is it capable of towing the load? A Honda Civic might not have the size or power necessary to pull that RV or cabin cruiser you just purchased. Also, are you ready to handle the size and weight of the trailer attached to your vehicle?

Your vehicle will respond very differently when a significant load is being pulled behind it.

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Adam Little earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto in 1996. He graduated from Queen’s University Faculty of Law in 2000 and was called to the bar in 2002. Adam was practicising on Bay Street for a leading Toronto litigation firm that represented doctors in medical malpractice claims when he realized that helping people through personal injury litigation was what he wanted to do. “I wanted to work for the best,” he said. A partner at Oatley Vigmond had written the best-known book available about addressing jury trials, which Adam had read and admired. He wrote to the partner, went through an intense interview process and became a partner at the firm in 2005.

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