POLICE have revealed that more than 65 drivers were found to be speeding on the new bypass in Caernarfon last weekend.

This statistic is courtesy of GoSafe, the Welsh road casualty reduction partnership which is responsible for red light and speed camera enforcement.

The bypass opened in February, with a speed limit of 60mph, following calls for one between the town and Bontnewydd for several years.


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North Wales Police said: “Over the weekend, our colleagues from GoSafe caught in excess of 65 motorists speeding on the new bypass at Caernarfon.

“One motorist was caught travelling at 83mph. This is a 60mph road.

“GoSafe will continue to enforce that new stretch of road, as will officers from NWP’s Roads Policing Unit, so please heed the warning.”

The road is 9.7km long and it is hoped it will reduce noise and air pollution for people who live along the A487.

Its February opening was postponed by 24 hours due to the effects of Storm Eunice.