Scary stuff! Most people don't know how to properly tow a trailer, and chances are you are making the same mistake, and McHenry County Police want to make sure you know the right way and wrong way.

Taking the camper to the campground, or taking the boat to the chain of lakes this weekend? If so, you better make sure you know what you are doing before hitting Illinois roads.

Every year, hundreds of American motorists have lost their lives in crashes involving trailers or campers, and quite often it's due to improper towing towing techniques.

Ok, I'll admit it, there are some things I learned, and you should too. McHenry County Police Department posted a video warning on it's Facebook Page about the dangers of towing a trailer and some important safety precautions . Check out the video and tell us if you learned anything.


Did you know that the chains should be crossed or that there was supposed to be a pin on the ball latch? Yes, to both!

Know before you tow!

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