The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) announced it has incorporated U-Haul Safe Trailering best practices in the latest version its Model Driver’s License Manual, which is used as part of its Noncommercial Model Driver Testing System (NMDTS).
AAMVA develops and maintains NMDTS for use by motor vehicle agencies to assist with testing new drivers.
The updated AAMVA Model Driver’s License Manual includes a section dedicated to safe trailering, with content provided by DIY moving and from its U-Haul Safe Trailering Driver Education program. The program offers trailering education to the North American public for the purposes of preventing injuries, hazards, and fatalities on our roadways.
“Trailering activities have broadened each year, and the need for safety education has increased accordingly,” stated Joe Cook, U-Haul VP of government relations. “We are proud to partner with AAMVA to provide practical trailering information and basic guidelines for new drivers. Nearly everyone is exposed to trailer towing in one form or another. Understanding the elements involved is vital for safety. With U-Haul Safe Trailering content adopted into AAMVA best practices, jurisdictions can convey necessary information to new drivers before they begin their tow.”
Since 1959, U-Haul has partnered with AAMVA to sponsor and host the Traditional Past Chairs’/Presidents’ Breakfast during the AAMVA’s international and regional conferences.
“AAMVA and our members are committed to promoting highway safety and preparing drivers to be safe when they get behind the wheel,” said Anne Ferro, AAMVA CEO. “The new guidance in our Model Driver’s License Manual, including new information on safe trailering developed with our partners at U-Haul, will strengthen our already robust training materials and bring us closer to achieving our goal of Safe Drivers, Safe Vehicles, Secure Identities, Saving Lives.”