WELL, we all like to press the accelerator when we can. But there IS a limit…
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has discovered four people have been captured at speeds in excess of 120mph on roads in Wales in 2014 – with one being caught at 136mph.
This is one of the worst cases of speeding caught on a safety camera in Great Britain in the past year.
The findings come as a result of a Freedom of Information request made by the IAM. The charity made the request to the four Welsh police forces, asking for details of their top five instances of excessive speeding captured on safety cameras on their roads in 2014.
Wales’ worst speeder was recorded by North Wales Police at 136mph on the A5 Ty Nant to Dinmael road in Conwy, which has a speed limit of 60mph – thus breaking the limit by 76mph.
The A5 also saw two further instances of 120mph-plus recorded.
Last month the IAM discovered that nine people have been caught by safety cameras in Scotland exceeding 120mph last year, the worst of which was recorded at 129mph.
And in February there were five recorded instances of 140mph being reached in England in 2014.
The list of top five excessive speeders in the four Welsh police areas are as follows:
Location Speed Speed Limit
Dyfed Powys Police
A40 Bancyfelin By Pass Carmarthenshire – 109 70
A48 Nantycaws between Crosshands and Carmarthenshire – 106 70
A40 Bancyfelin By Pass Carmarthenshire – 105 70
A40 Bancyfelin By Pass Carmarthenshire – 104 70
A48 Nantycaws between Crosshands and Carmarthenshire – 102 70
A449 between Coldra and Kemeys 114 70
A449 between Coldra and Kemeys – 110 70
A449 Llandenny – 109 70
A449 between Coldra and Kemeys – 109 70
A449 between Coldra and Kemeys – 103 70
North Wales Police
A5 Ty Nant to Dinmael, Conwy – 136 60
A5 Ty Nant – Cerrigydrudion, Conwy – 122 60
A5 Halton, Wrexham – 121 60
A5 Ty Nant to Dinmael, Conwy – 119 60
A5 Ty Nant to Dinmael, Conwy – 118 60
South Wales Police
M4 between J35 Pencoed and J34 Miskin – 125 70
A48 Stormy Down Westbound – 118 50
M4 between J33 Capel Llaniltern and J34 Miskin – 111 70
M4 between J33 Capel Llaniltern and J34 Miskin – 110 70
A48 Stormy Down Westbound – 110 50
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