Make sure your camping and touring trips are street legal


May 15, 2019

Local residents who own caravans or campervans are urged to take advantage of free weight checks and safety advice – to make sure they stay on the right side of the law.

Officers of Conwy Trading Standards, Denbighshire Trading Standards, and North Wales Police Community Safety section are offering free “Check Your Weight” sessions at the Weighbridge on the A525 between Rhuddlan and St Asaph.

People don’t need to make an appointment, they can simply pop along on the dates shown and find out if their vehicles are within the legal weights.

Whilst there they can chat about the security of their caravan or campervan with an officer of North Wales Police Community Safety Team.

Cllr Mark Baker, Cabinet Member for Regulation, Conwy County Borough Council, said: “We are at the start of the holiday season, so caravan and campervan owners are encouraged to come along and check that their vehicles are loaded within the legal limits permitted.

"Overloaded vehicles can put the driver, passengers and other road users at risk as vehicles can be less stable, more difficult to steer and take longer to stop if the maximum weight they are designed to carry is exceeded".

"Overweight vehicles can also cause serious damage to roads and infrastructure".

“These sessions are free of charge and our officers will be there to weigh the vehicles and advise of any safety steps that need to be taken.”

The weighbridge can be found on the Rhuddlan to St Asaph A525 road, approximately ¾ of a mile from Rhuddlan, located in the layby. There will be signs indicating the weighbridge is in operation on the following dates and times.

17 May – 9am – 1pm, 7 June - 12 noon – 4pm, 21 June – 12 noon – 4pm, 19 July – 9am – 1pm, 2 August – 12 noon – 4pm, 16 August – 12 noon – 4pm

If you have any questions regarding the sessions, please contact either Conwy Trading Standards on trading.standards@conwy.gov.ukor Denbighshire Trading Standards section on tradingstandards@denbighshire.gov.uk