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Motorway speed cameras installed over a year ago still not turned on

The units at the moment cover a lengthy stretch of the M4 by means of Newport in Wales, however have lain dormant regardless of it being nicely over a year since they have been installed. That’s regardless of 50mph restrictions being in place which have remained since March 2021.

The speed limits and cameras have been the results of transport fee findings after they have been tasked by the Welsh Government to seek out methods to cut back air pollution on the M4.

Speed limits have been determined to be one of many faster options, nonetheless two years later the cameras put in place are not working.

Wales’ police multi-agency GoSafe has confirmed that they’re but to go reside and mentioned the explanations for the delay have been on account of IT issues and staffing points.

A spokesman for GoSafe mentioned: “Due to the appearance of digital know-how and the calls for upon IT departments to put in a number of digicam varieties we’ve got reached a level the place vital growth and funding in methods is required earlier than we will make these schemes reside and soak up the additional demand which can come up as a part of these schemes.”

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A spokesperson for the NWP road policing unit told North Wales Live: “Publicising the areas of speed traps hampers the nice work that employees and officers do to cut back rushing motorists, which is among the ‘Fatal Five’ offences.

“Motorists could possibly be prosecuted if they’re caught warning different drivers on the highway for any speed entice.”

The warning comes after a motorist took to Facebook to warn a van was working close to Abersoch, northwest Wales.

They have been suggested by different customers to take it down – he additionally posted a photograph of the speed entice he’d taken whereas driving, probably one other driving offence.

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