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MP Judy calls for trailer tests

MP Judy calls for trailer tests

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  • Published Date: 01 February 2008
  • Source: Alfreton Chad
  • Location: Mansfield
By Helen Lambourne
AMBER Valley MP Judy Mallaber has secured a pledge from a Government Minister to consider new regulations on trailers after the tragic death of a young boy.
Four-year-old Finlay Martin, from Heage in Derbyshire, was killed in July last year by a runaway trailer which had broken free from a car and a coroner ruled it was defective.

In the House of Commons last week, Ms Mallaber called on Transport Minister Jim Fitzpatrick to investigate bringing in an annual mandatory test for trailers – as requested by Finlay's family and local residents.

Mr Fitzpatrick said there had been several similar accidents in recent months and he vowed to consider the matter with officials in the Department for Transport.

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