The commonly complained about speed camera van on the Rossett A483 bridge has caught the top speeders in Wrexham in ten of the last twelve months.
A Freedom of Information request by Wrexham.com asked for the top speeds recorded by GoSafe over the last twelve months, by month.
The A483 Rossett site was well ahead of other areas, with May 2016 seeing the A525 Ruthin Road, Maes Maelor, Bwlchgwyn van camera record a vehicle doing 99 mph.
In September 2015 on the A525 Heol Maelor, Coedpoeth & A541 Mold Road both recorded a vehicle doing 56mph.
The other 10 months had the A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett recording the highest recorded speeds of:
- June 2015 98 mph
- July 99 mph
- August 107 mph
- October 109 mph
- November 89 mph
- December 99 mph
- January 2016 103 mph
- February 107 mph
- March 97 mph
- April 106 mph
- June ￼94 mph
The Rossett camera van is one we get tweeted about a fair amount mainly due to the positioning being slightly around a bend obscured by foliage when heading northbound – although the positioning appears to be entirely within guidelines for visibility.
Two years ago we placed a similar Freedom of Information request (full article here) which again had the highest recorded speed in Wrexham are being on Junction 7, Rossett, where a speed of 112mph was recorded on the A483.
At the time a recorded 71mph on Ty Gwyn Lane where the speed limit is 30mph was the largest gap between stated limit and recorded speed, an unwanted and frightening record that still stands today.