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M4 camera section catches 13,000 speeding drivers

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A seven-mile stretch the M4 around Newport has seen 13,000 people issued with speeding tickets in six months, according to new figures.

The BBC reports that an average of 84 motorists a day were caught breaking the limit between September and the end of February on the road between  junction 24 (Coldra) and junction 28 (Tredegar Park).

It quotes a Welsh Government spokesman as saying, “Although still relatively early days in terms of measuring the success of the system, it’s encouraging that compliance with the speed limits continues to improve, enabling the system to work as intended.”

The BBC adds that Chris Hume, partnership manager at GoSafe, which manages the cameras, told it the number of drivers caught speeding was a “very small percentage” of the number of vehicles passing through the area.

 
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