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Driver fumes over Greenfield speed sign mystery

AN ANGRY driver claims ‘hundreds’ of fellow motorists could get speeding fines because of misleading road signs.

Mike White was flashed by a camera on the A548 at Greenfield – between the railway bridge and the business park – on Sunday.

He told the Chronicle there were 40mph signs before the bridge and he was not exceeding that limit when the camera went off just after noon.

The 63-year-old says the signs were changed to 30mph later on Sunday – and claims he has the pictures to prove it.

Mike, who drives 1,000 miles a week as an NVQ assessor, is from Stockport but was en route to Rhyl with his family.

He said: “The signs clearly said 40mph and I was doing exactly that. Wales is renowned for its speed cameras so I never take any chances!

“The camera flashed so I went back to take a picture.

“Then later on, about 7pm, I went back down the road and the signs said 30mph!

“They were proper signs too, not temporary ones.

“Loads of other drivers were getting flashed while I was taking the picture – we’re all going to get speeding tickets for nothing!”

Mike added: “If I get one I will contest it and I’m not concerned about it at all. I’ve got the proof and I can fight it – what about everyone else?

“This will cause a lot of people a lot of grief – it must be hundreds.”

The council would not say whether the signs had been changed during the afternoon.

A spokesman said: “The enforcement of speed limits on the county’s roads is the responsibility of North Wales Police, and should the driver receive a notice of excess speed he will have the opportunity to put forward any mitigating circumstances he feels appropriate should he decide to contest the issue.”

A North Wales Police spokesman said it would be ‘inappropriate’ to comment.