What do you do when your trailer uncouples in the middle of the motorway?
When you’re heading down the motorway and you catch sight of the trailer you’re towing gliding gracefully past your passenger window, it’s safe to say you’ve got fair cause for a double-take.
Possibly even a triple.
What you do next is pretty crucial.
And according to several YouTubers, this unfortunate driver caught on camera in Dallas did not do the right thing.
(No-one was hurt in this incident, don’t worry!)
Pretty scary, hey?
Several YouTube users have expressed strong opinions about the best course of action to follow should your trailer start swinging wildly across the road.
But who’s right?
Is an incident like this caused by poor distribution of weight between the tongue and the rear axle?
When a trailer’s swinging all over the road should you slow down like this driver does? Or would you be better off flooring it and pulling the trailer straight before it uncouples?
I certainly don’t know the answer, and I hope I never find myself in a sticky situation like this. But I did enjoy just how quickly an amusing video can turn into a full-scale YouTube comments row!
Ever bottled it as badly as this chap in Dallas did? Drop a comment and let us know what happened during your worst horror story on the road!