Heavy loads

Mum and baby

See towing for tips on pulling trailers and caravans. 

If you have a heavy load inside your car:

  • make sure your tyres are properly inflated
  • remember that heavy loads can affect your car's handling and performance - it will take longer to stop and longer to overtake other cars
  • make sure nothing can slide around if you turn or brake suddenly - loose items could fly around in a crash and hurt someone
  • make sure you’ve got a clear view behind - either through the rear window or in your side mirrors.