Caravan safety checks for Royal Welsh Show

CARAVANS deemed not fit for purpose will be removed from the roads, warn Dyfed-Powys Police.

Anyone planning to take a caravan to the forthcoming Royal Welsh Show is being reminded that their caravan must be safe and roadworthy.

Police are aware that for many, their caravans are used once a year to attend the prestigious event. This can often lead to caravans in desperate need of repair being taken on a road trip with no real consideration of whether it is safe to use.

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Over 1,000 pupils receive crucial road safety training

MORE than 1,000 schoolchildren in Carmarthenshire have been learning about road-side safety in a bid by the local authority to save lives.

In the last year the pupils have been shown how to spot safe places to cross roads and improve their skills to become safer pedestrians during a 12-week training session.

The Kerbcraft training scheme is delivered by Carmarthenshire County Council’s road safety unit,...

Road safety initiative extended across police forces in Wales

OPERATION Tramline is an operation taken from Highways England – it equips police forces with a Heavy Goods Vehicle and enables them to carry out patrols of main arterial roads throughout Wales. The vehicle gives operational officers a different perspective, enabling them to better detect dangerous driving.

The initiative was designed to help the police identify and record potentially dangerous driver behaviour using a hand held video camera in a HGV tractor unit.

The four Welsh...

Gritters back for winter season

WITH temperatures taking a dip, Carmarthenshire County Council’s gritters have been out for the first time this winter season.

Crews are ready 24-hours a day to respond to changing weather, and using the council’s fleet of 21 vehicles are able to treat over 1,000 kilometres of highway across Carmarthenshire within three hours of a bad weather warning.

This week, they were called into action from 1am on Tuesday morning and again late Tuesday evening as road temperatures dipped...

24-Hour Road Safety Operation catches over 300 drivers

Over 300 drivers have been caught speeding during a 24-hour Road Safety Operation.

332 cases of excessive speed were among the offences identified by GoSafe, Dyfed-Powys Police and Community Speed Watch schemes across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys during Project Edward last week.

Thursday [21 September] marked the second annual TISPOL Project Edward - European Day Without A Road Death.

On average 70 people die on roads across Europe each day. The aim of...