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New speed cameras on the A470 are now live

The new speed cameras on the A470 are now operational the Welsh Government has finally confirmed and have been since Monday 16th September.

Average speed cameras have been installed on the A470 between the Upper Boat and Bridge Street Interchange, Pontypridd.

The Welsh Government have said the cameras are there to make sure drivers stick to the 50mph – with the slower speed resulting hopefully reducing nitrogen oxide (NO2) levels.

Update on Monday 30th September:-

Rhondda AM Chris Bryant has posted on Twitter:-

Today I contacted the Welsh Government to confirm whether the average A470 speed cameras are active, and if so, where are the adequate signs warning motorists of this. They confirmed to me that:

  •  The cameras are now active but are monitoring speed only.
  • Meaning any car exceeding 50mph that is currently picked up on the cameras will not face a fine, but of course mobile speed cameras and the police can still prosecute, not that motorists should be speeding!
  • As soon as the cameras begin enforcing, rather than monitoring, plenty of notice and signs will be provided.

If you have any issues regarding this then please do get in touch on 01443 442521 or email chris.bryant.mp@parliament.uk! #StandingUpForTheRhondda