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DL Marina Goes Viral With Facebook Video

5th October 2016
DL Marina Goes Viral With Facebook Video

#Viral - A short video demonstrating the importance of weight distribution for boaters with car trailers has gone viral on Dun Laoghaire Marina’s Facebook page.

Since the clip was posted by Dun Laoghaire Marina on Monday evening (3 October), it’s ratcheted up an incredible 455,000-plus shares, as well as 80,000 likes and reactions on the social media platform.

And by noon today (Wednesday 5 October), the video has already had a incredible 20 million views.

Amid all that excitement, it’s easy to forget the important message of the video itself, which shows how easy it is to lose control of a trailer on the road if it's not properly balanced for transport.

You can watch the video below:

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