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Mobile Speed Cameras Catch Over 11,000 Speeders In Wrexham Area Last Year

An FOI has revealed the number of speeders caught by mobile camera vans in the Wrexham area, with the data giving the site locations and top speeds measured.

We requested information from North Wales Police on the sites / street locations used for mobile speed camera vans across the Wrexham County Borough. We also asked how often they were deployed, and how many people had been caught speeding.

The Rossett junction bridge appeared to be a popular site for a speed camera van going by volume of social media contact – with the figures released backing that up. In 2016 the van was placed on the bridge 76 times, with 4518 notices of intended prosecutions issued as a result. The 2016 placement was up 55% from 2015, when it was situated there just 49 times – with 3,010 tickets issued.

In the first five months of 2017 the van has appeared 41 times already with 2,134 tickets issued as of June 1st.

The change in mobile camera placement between 2015 and 2016 saw the A525 in Coedpoeth have 44% less placements, with 2017 due to be a lower year again. The number of tickets issues at the same point was down by 55% in 2016 compared to 2015 figures.

Overall in 2015 there were 10,581 people caught speeding, which increased to 11,065 in 2016. This year seems to be following a similar trend, with nearly 5,000 caught speeding by June 1st. There was 26% more visits of camera vans in 2016 compared to 2015, and again the half year data indicates 2017 will be a similar year to 2016.

The full information is below on camera van siting statistics.

This table is grouped into 2015 / 2016 and the first five months of 2017 data for each location visit / tickets issued.

LocationVisitsNIPsVisitsNIPsVisitsNIPs
A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7Rossett, Wrexham493010764518412134
A5 Halton, Wrexham551752631263391399
A5152 Ruabon Road, Wrexham2117473600
A5152 Wrexham Road, Rhostyllen,121442322
A525 Coedpoeth-Minera, Wrexham50143929635978
A525 Eglwys Cross, Wrexham142971820
A525 Marchwiel, Wrexham2051400
A525 Ruthin Road Bwlchgwyn, Wrexham1849204100
A525 Whitchurch Road, The Chequer,003559823202
A534 Holt Road, Wrexham6320000
A534 Holt, near to Francis Lane, Wrexham6138500
A539 Cumber's Bank, near to the junctionfor Hanmer, Wrexham310000
A539 Lightwood Green, near to Cloy Lane,30302411232
A539 Llangollen Road, Acrefair, Wrexham00261451266
A539 Llangollen Road, by the Duke ofWellington Public House, Wrexham0016125724
A539 Penley, Wrexham20156221571160
A541 Mold Road, Gwersyllt, Wrexham00008132
Acton Park School, Box Lane, Wrexham4244010
All Saints Aided School, B5373 Clappers
Lane, Gresford, Wrexham
32011800
B4500 Pontfadog, Wrexham429102100
B5070 Chirk, Wrexham1084026
B5101 Kent Road, Lodge, Brymbo,34410138542
B5102 Croeshowell, Llay, Wrexham111321412000
B5130, Isycoed, Wrexham25148103332
B5373 Gresford Road, Llay, Wrexham3941614881089
B5425 Main Road, Rhosrobin, Wrexham3348547337754
B5426 Gutter Hill, Johnstown, Wrexham280000
B5430 Old Road, Minera, Wrexham217511210
B5430 Old Road, by Ffordd Uchaf,Bwlchgwyn001000
B5430 Talwrn Rd, Coedpoeth, Wrexham2821094000
B5445 by the Red Lion Public House,
Marford, Wrexham
9411318
B5445 Marford Hill, Marford, Wrexham1514051900
B5445 Rossett - Lavister, Wrexham4650000
B5605 Park Road, Rhosymedre, Wrexham2028228297929
B5605 Ruabon Road, Johnstown,16168545333
Blue Bell Lane, Pandy, Wrexham173182021314145
Borras Park Infant & Junior Schools,
Borras Park Road, Wrexham
4887110
Bridge Road South, Wrexham Industrial
Estate, Pentre Maleor, Wrexham
00714200
Cefn Road (near to Ceiriog Road),184336599521133
Eyton Controlled Primary School, BangorRoad, Eyton, Wrexham31052000
Gwersyllt CP School, Dodds Lane,Gwersyllt, Wrexham3268340
Jeffrey's Road, Acton, Wrexham109738285528
Moss Road, Summerhill, Wrexham00003122
Rhosnesni High School, Rhosnesni Lane(Borras Road), Wrexham2246000
Ty Gwyn Lane, Wrexham50346402051375
Phoenix Drive, Brymbo, Wrexham0023200
Ysgol Penycae Juniors, Afoneitha Road,Penycae, Wrexham8258123664
Ysgol y Grango, Vinegar Hill,Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham202400

The siting of the camera van at the Rossett junction is perhaps explained by a second set of data we requested regarding speeds measured.

We asked what was the highest speed recorded by a mobile speed camera, with the data provided historically per month. We also asked for the location that the speed was measured.

Out of the 30 months covered below the Rossett junction clocked the highest speed 26 times. The highest speed recorded was 134 miles per hour, 91% over the speed limit, earlier this year.

The full data table is listed below:

YearMonthSpeedLocation   
2015
Jan97A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
Feb93A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
Mar107A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
Apr97A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
May121A5 Halton, Wrexham
Jun98A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
Jul99A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
Aug107A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
Sep63A525 Heol Maelor, Coedpoeth, Wrexham
Oct109A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
Nov89A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
Dec99A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
2016Jan103A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
Feb120A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
Mar97A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
Apr106A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
May99A525 Ruthin Road (near to Bod Hyfryd), Maes Maelor, Bwlchgwyn,Wrexham
Jun101A5 Halton, Wrexham
Jul107A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
Aug95A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
Sep98A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
Oct101A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
Nov95A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
Dec92A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
2017Jan134A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
Feb103A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
Mar100A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
Apr94A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
May111A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham
Jun112A483 Dual Carriageway Junction 7 Rossett, Wrexham

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