The Welsh Government has refused to rule out more average speed cameras being installed on the A55 .
It comes after Traffic Wales two weeks ago switched on temporary cameras on the westbound Rhuallt Hill stretch of the dual carriageway, at junctions 28, 29 and 30.
They were installed on the back of data collected in March, which showed thousands of motorists were breaking the 70mph speed limit on the westbound carriageway.
Should the trial be successful, average speed cameras could be rolled out along the North Wales Expressway.
The Welsh Government and Go Safe will monitor the success over the coming months before a final decision is made.
Although there are “no current plans” for more cameras, they declined to rule out plans to installing more in the future.
A Welsh Government spokesperson said: “The average speed cameras trial on the A55 Rhuallt Hill westbound only recently got underway and will be measured over the coming months as to whether it successfully results in a reduction in the number of collisions in the area.
“Speed limits are in place to be adhered to and are vital in ensuring traffic can flow in a safe environment which is an absolute priority.
“The trial is part of the quick win interventions identified in the A55 resilience study which was carried out last year and comes following data which found thousands of motorists breaking the legal speed limit.
“There are no current plans to install such measures on other sections of the A55.”
When the cameras were first announced, Transport Secretary Ken Skates said safety on our roads was “an absolute priority” adding that the latest data of vehicle speeds was “clear proof” why action was needed at Rhuallt Hill.
He said: “The number of vehicles found to be Travelling beyond the speed threshold on this part of the carriageway is of great concern and the measures we will now put in place will improve the safety of the travelling public, help cut the amount of collisions in the area and strengthen the resilience of the A55.
“The trial of average speed cameras in the area of the Rhuallt Hill is one of a number of interventions we are making following the A55 resilience study I commissioned last year and will help traffic flow in a safer environment.”
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Source : DailyPost