February 23rd
Spotlight On Sites - A4067, Caerlan

We have a mobile camera site located in a 40mph speed limit on the A4067, Caerlan. The site was established in 2010, where a speed survey conducted at the time showed an average speed of 47.5mph with 15% of vehicles travelling at speeds over 53.8mph.


88% of all vehicles were exceeding the 40mph speed limit whilst 50.8% were travelling at speeds  over 55mph.


There had been 2 serious collisions at the site resulting in one fatality and three people sustaining serious injuries. There had also been six further collisions where 13 people had sustained minor injuries, including one child.


The road is the main route between Abercraf and Ystradgynlais, in a rural area with houses, a fuel station, a pub and industrial units accessing the road. There are the additional hazards of goods vehicles and agricultural vehicles using the road.


The latest speed survey conducted at the site shows a reduction in average speed to 40.9mph but 51.1% of vehicles are still exceeding the speed limit. There has been a significant fall in the number of vehicles travelling at 50mph or more to 2.4%.


There were a further two fatalities recorded at the site shortly after it was established together with one other collision resulting in serious injury. Several minor injury collisions were also recorded around this time.


In the last 5 years there have been no further fatalities or serious injury collisions and only four minor injury collisions at this site. Enforcement appears to have succeeded in reducing speeds and casualties at this site but further enforcement is required to reduce the number of vehicles exceeding the speed limit.


GoSafe always enforce in the right place, at the right time, for the right reason – to make Welsh roads safer for all road users.





Tuesday, 23 February 2021