Caravans heading to the Royal Welsh Show will be seized by the police if they’re found not safe for the roads.

Dyfed-Powys Police have warned that spot checks will be carried out on caravans making their way to Wales’ largest agricultural show.

If the caravan is deemed unsafe, it will be removed from the roads to ensure public safety.

Police are reminding visitors planning to take a caravan to Llanelwedd and Builth Wells that their caravan must be safe and roadworthy.

Many caravans are used once a year to attend the prestigious event but can often lead to caravans in desperate need of repair.

Police are urging people to consider whether the caravans are safe to use before setting off on a journey.

In the lead-up to the show, which starts on Monday, July 23, officers have issued advice on how to make sure a caravan is fit for purpose.

Caravans must be registered so it can be legally driven on the roads. 

Before setting off to Llanelwedd make sure tyres, suspension, brakes, lights are in good working condition especially if the caravan has been stationary for a some time.

County Times:

Chief Inspector Matt Scrase said: “We see a high number of Royal Welsh Show visitors staying in touring caravans. Some bring caravans which I’m amazed even make the journey to the end of the road!

“This may be a cost-effective way for people to enjoy the full duration of what the Royal Welsh Show has to offer, but in all seriousness it could come with a high price if the condition of the caravan were to cause a collision or cause some sort of incident on the caravan site.

“I strongly advise people to use make sure their caravans are in a suitable condition to make the journey to Builth Wells.

“We will be carrying out spot checks on caravans making their way to the show and if defects are found we could seize the caravan.”