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62 tickets issued on first day of new average speed scheme

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It’s reported 62 notices of intended prosecution were sent out in the first 24 hours of variable speed cameras coming into force on a section of M4 in South Wales.

Walesonline.co.uk says that, prior to this, between September 26 and October 9 when the cameras were first switched on, 398 advisory notices were handed out to motorists who broke the speed limit in an attempt to increase awareness of the then forthcoming changes.

It adds that speed enforcement through the use of roadside cameras across Wales is managed by GoSafe, a multi-agency partnership comprising all highway authorities within Wales and the four Welsh police forces and quotes a spokesman saying that the purpose of  enforcement is to ensure that the small number of people who want to travel too fast instead adhere to the limit.

“It is still too early to say what impact the commencement of enforcement action has had on traffic movements and the behaviour of motorists as enforcement has only been in place for a short period,” the spokesman’s quoted as saying

 
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