Posted: Fri 14th Feb 2020

A483 average speed cameras yet to catch a speeding driver for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Friday, Feb 14th, 2020

The 50mph average speed cameras recently installed on part of the A483 Wrexham bypass have yet to result in a driver being caught speeding.

The Welsh Government have released the information that notes zero drivers have been caught, or prosecuted, since the cameras have been installed through to early February, with the information released on the 10th of this month.

The explanation given explains ‘monitoring’ has been taking place, “The average speed camera system has only been monitoring traffic speeds since their installation in September 2019.”

Wrexham’s AM has talked about the cameras while giving a statement on clean air due to her role as Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs. Part of that statement touched on the nitrogen dioxide exceedance in five sites across the welsh road network, the reasoning behind the 50mph limits and subsequent enforcement.

Previously a spokesperson for the Welsh Government Transport Department told that the cameras had benn calibrated during August, and “There will be a grace period before full enforcement takes place of the speed limits using the ASE. It is intended during the monitoring period warning letters will be issued to drivers not complying with the speed limit.”

It appears that grace period has continued through into 2020.

There is no indication when the cameras will start catching people with subsequent prosecutions, so adhere to the speed limits!

We have spoken with Wrexham’s AM about the cameras, with common question posed when we have written about the A483 is those with hybrid or pure electric vehicles asking if they can be exempted if the goal is emission reduction, so we queried that along with asking if the zones could be extended as some appear to desire.

Another point commonly raised revolves around the data around the decision, as well as the lack of communication to road users as to why they are being slowed by 50mph.

You can hear direct from Wrexham’s AM on the topics in the below video:

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