Greater understanding and closer cooperation between the UK’s Highways Agency and The Camping and Caravanning Club will be forged today at the Boat and Caravan Show in Birmingham.

The two groups will sign a Memorandum of Understanding, which outlines stronger communications and aims to deliver improved services.

Having previously worked together on many key areas it is hoped a formal working relationship will benefit all road users in the UK.

Highways Agency chief executive Graham Dalton said they would be working together to make the roads safer for all motorists.

“It reflects our desire to work more closely together with all road users to help them experience safer and more reliable journeys,” said Dalton.

The Highways Agency holds substantial amount of historical and real-time traffic data, which can help journey planning especially for those towing caravans and trailers.

Though examination of this data it is also hoped the number of accidents can be reduced on key routes.

The Camping and Caravanning Club’s communications director Matthew Eastlake said this new alliance would create closer working relations between the Highways Agency and caravaners.

“We represent a large proportion of motorists who either tow a caravan or trailer tent or drive a Motorhome and our primary aim is ensure road safety and safer highways and motorways,” said Eastlake.