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North Wales Police warn speeding drivers to stop ignoring coronavirus lockdown

Credit: North Wales Police

Roads in north Wales are being used to drive at high speeds by people ignoring the ban on non-essential travel.

People have been ordered to stay at home, with only those who need to work or get essentials allowed to travel in the UK as the battle to stop the spread of coronavirus continues.

Despite this, North Wales Police say they are coming across motorists who are travelling at high speeds on roads.

Officers have urged people to be responsible, saying: "The last thing we need is to deal with a road traffic collision."

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Despite being asked to stay at home, we are still seeing people drive at high speeds on some of our roads – this includes motorcycles too.

Maybe it’s because there’s less traffic on the roads? Maybe it’s because some are still taking advantage of the good weather?

There is no excuse. Enforcement will continue. We are still out there keeping an eye on the roads. Please heed the warning.

The last thing we need is to deal with a road traffic collision. Our NHS colleagues are under extreme pressure. Don’t add to it. #StayHomeSaveLives.

– North Wales Police Facebook post

More than 100 people commented on the police's Facebook post to share their experiences of speeding drivers.

Faye Falshaw compared the driving on the A55 to the Fast and Furious film franchise.

She wrote: "J31 lloc/ singing kettle turn off was like something out of fast and the furious last night.its ridiculous!"

Joanne Mclellan said: "Check the A548 through Llanfairtalhairn all I’m hearing is motorbikes flying passed"

Medwen Griffiths added: "Motorbikes are still going up to Denbigh Moors"

Nicola Williams said: "Just like the 2 idiots on an off road bike with no lights or helmets hurtling down the main Johnstown road in Wrexham at 7pm last night!!!"

Hundreds of cars parked along the roads after car parks filled up in Snowdonia. Credit: Media Wales

Over the weekend, visitors flocked to North Wales - with crowds gathering in Snowdonia.

You can now only leave your house for four reasons which are shopping for necessities, once a day for exercise, medical need and travelling to or from work if you are unable to work from home.

All non-essential shops are closed, with only food shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, DIY stores, pet shops, post offices and banks remaining open.