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Driver caught speeding at 136mph on the A5 in Conwy

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Image caption Three of the worst speeders last year were caught on the A5 in north Wales

Four people were caught driving at speeds of over 120mph on roads in Wales last year - with one topping 136mph, a road safety charity has revealed.

Three of the worst speeders were caught on the A5 in north Wales, while the other was on the M4 in south Wales, the Institute of Advanced Motorists said.

It said the 136mph driver broke the 60mph limit in Conwy by 76mph and was one of the worst cases in Britain.

The IAM had asked the Welsh forces for their worst offenders caught on camera.

The figures for 2014, released following a freedom of information request, showed Wales' worst speeder was recorded by North Wales Police at 136mph on the A5 Ty Nant to Dinmael road in Conwy.

The A5 also saw two further instances of over 120mph speeding recorded; 122mph on the Ty Nant-Cerrigydrudion stretch in Conwy; and 121mph at Halton, Wrexham.

The final case of 120mph being exceeded was captured by South Wales Police: 125mph on the M4 between Junction 35 Pencoed and Junction 34 Miskin, where a 70mph limit is in force.

The charity is campaigning for an increase in visible policing to deter excessive speeders.

Top 5 excessive speeders for each force area:

North Wales Police

  • A5 Ty Nant to Dinmael, Conwy (60mph limit) - driver caught doing 136mph
  • A5 Ty Nant - Cerrigydrudion, Conwy (60mph limit) - driver caught doing 122mph
  • A5 Halton, Wrexham (60mph limit) - driver caught doing 121mph
  • A5 Ty Nant to Dinmael, Conwy (60mph limit) - driver caught doing 119mph
  • A5 Ty Nant to Dinmael, Conwy (60mph limit) - driver caught doing 118mph

South Wales Police

  • M4 between J35 Pencoed and J34 Miskin (70mph limit) - driver caught doing 125mph
  • A48 Stormy Down Westbound (50mph limit) - driver caught doing 118mph
  • M4 between J33 Capel Llaniltern and J34 Miskin (70mph limit) - driver caught doing 111mph
  • M4 between J33 Capel Llaniltern and J34 Miskin (70mph limit) - driver caught doing 110mph
  • A48 Stormy Down Westbound (50mph limit) - driver caught doing 110mph

Gwent Police

  • A449 between Coldra and Kemeys (70mph limit) - driver caught doing 114mph
  • A449 between Coldra and Kemeys (70mph limit) - driver caught doing 110mph
  • A449 Llandenny (70mph limit) - driver caught doing 109mph
  • A449 between Coldra and Kemeys (70mph limit) - driver caught doing 109mph
  • A449 between Coldra and Kemeys (70mph limit) - driver caught doing 103mph

Dyfed-Powys Police

  • A40 Bancyfelin bypass Carmarthenshire (70mph limit) - driver caught doing 109mph
  • A48 Nantycaws between Crosshands and Carmarthen (70mph limit) - driver caught doing 106mph
  • A40 Bancyfelin bypass Carmarthenshire (70mph limit) - driver caught doing 105mph
  • A40 Bancyfelin bypass Carmarthenshire (70mph limit) - driver caught doing 104mph
  • A48 Nantycaws between Crosshands and Carmarthen (70mph limit) - driver caught doing 102mph

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