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What should you do if a trailer starts to swing from side to side while you’re towing it?

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A: Ease off the accelerator to reduce your speed

B: Let go of the steering wheel and let it correct itself

C: Brake hard and hold the pedal down

D: Accelerate until it stabilises

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Strong winds or buffeting from large vehicles can cause a trailer or caravan to swing from side to side (‘snake’). If this happens, ease off the accelerator. Don’t brake harshly, steer sharply or increase your speed.

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