Average speed cameras to enforce new 40mph speed limit on motorway

The temporary average speed cameras will enforce the speed limit as resurfacing work continues.

Average speed cameras enforcing 40mph limit on M8 come into force from April 2 for several months Transport Scotland

New average speed cameras will begin enforcing a 40mph speed limit on a section of the M8 in Glasgow from Tuesday for several months.

The temporary average speed cameras will enforce the speed limit between junction 13 and 14 of the motorway as resurfacing work continues.

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, are undertaking essential resurfacing on the M8 eastbound between junctions 14 and 13, which includes the M80 off-slip road at junction 1.

The work began on February 12 and is expected to continue over the coming months.

During this time Temporary Average Speed Cameras at Roadworks (TASCAR) systems will be enforcing the temporary speed limits for the safety of road users and road workers. 

Much of the work is carried out through the night by the road workers, when there is less traffic moving through the area, and this is the time when speeding offences are found to be at their highest. 

TASCAR are shown to control speeds over a greater distance in areas of roadworks, reducing heavy braking and acceleration, and in turn improving road safety. 

This scheme will benefit around 32,000 road users each day, by improving the condition of the carriageway and reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in the future.

Further information on Safety Cameras Scotland and camera locations can be found at safetycameras.gov.scot.

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