July 12th, 2021
Spotlight on Sites - A5, Capel Curig

Originally established in June 2008 due to speeding concerns, GoSafe enforced the 30mph speed limit on the A5, Capel Curig, for 4 years. During the 4 year enforcement period at this site, speed surveys showed that the average speeds returned to acceptable levels, negating the need for continued enforcement and we withdrew from the site in 2012.


During the first COVID19 Lockdown period, several speeding complaints were raised by residents about the speeds on this road. Subsequently, during Summer 2020 a speed survey was undertaken which indicated that 94% of vehicles were exceeding the speed limit with the average speed recorded at 37mph with 42% of vehicles travelling at 42mph or more.


Between May 2017 and April 2020 one collision occurred at the site with one person sustaining serious injuries.


This road is a long, wide road running through Capel Curig village. There are numerous residential and business premises on either side of this stretch of road. There are bus stops along this route, these are particularly busy with children going to and from schools. Children also walk to the local school situated on this road.


There are a number of public facilities on this road that are used by vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians, namely, tourist accommodation, public houses and public footpaths/ cycle paths.


There are also some high hedgerows at the side of the road which can reduce visibility during spring/summer months.


This site was reactivated on the 21st January, 2021 and enforcement will continue at the site until the number of vehicles that are exceeding the limit by an excessive amount is significantly reduced.  

Monday, 12 July 2021