Council Drives Home The Vehicle Weight Safety Message

Denbighshire County Council is cracking down on motorists who could be putting lives at risk by overloading their vehicles.

The Council works closely with its partners from North Wales Police and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency to raise awareness of the dangers around overloading vehicles, but also carrying out random checks to see whether people are complying with the law.

Since September 2017, 338 vehicles have been weighed in Denbighshire. 58 of those vehicles were reported for action, 30 written warnings issued, 14 verbal warnings/advice issued and a number of other offences identified, including the use of red diesel, no tax and insurance, no licence, unsafe loads, faulty tyres, faulty suspension, loose wheels and drug driving.

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RoSPA Evaluation of Group Riding Advice

RoSPA has recently published a series of video clips containing advice on group riding, where a motorcycle trainer shares his experiences of organising group rides. The clips are designed for those who have not organised a group ride before and contain advice to help riders ensure maximum safety and enjoyment while taking part in their group ride, whilst avoiding common pitfalls.

The video clips feature Kevin Bryan, a motorcycle trainer with over 28 years of experience. You can find the full suite of videos here.


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Metal Thefts in Cardiff Compromise Safety

A spate of 76 thefts of drain covers has taken place in Cardiff in January, with a predicted cost to the taxpayer of £20,000

The thefts have taken place in wards across the city including Cyncoed; Rumney; Llanishen; Penylan; Roath; Pontprennau; Thornhill; Fairwater; St Mellons and Radyr.

With the scrap metal value of cast iron between £100 and £160 a ton, and each grid weighing in at 45 kilos, the maximum the thieves have made from these thefts is £340.

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