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Motorist caught driving at 136mph – in a 60mph zone

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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.

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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.

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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

Gwent Police

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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Colin is a former editor of Car Dealer. He left the magazine in August 2015.

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