Locations of new speed cameras revealed after crashes plague roads

The speeding enforcement devices will go live in March.

Speed cameras: Locations of new devices revealed after crashes and speeding plague roads iStock

New speed cameras are being deployed after an investigation found eight locations plagued by crashes and law-breaking driving.

Transport Scotland analysed evidence of inury causing collisions and speeding on roads across the country.

All sites that with a history of crashes and speed-limit breaking history are assessed during the process with those with the greatest “potential for maximum casualty reduction” chosen for camera enforcement.

The cameras, which uses tracking radar, are due to be installed by the middle of March, with them going live the same month.

They do not emit “distracting flashes”, the manufacturer said, and can capture red light, spot speed and speed on green offences.

Jenoptik Traffic Solutions called the new technology Vector SR ‘spot speed’ cameras a “powerful addition to the road safety toolkit”.

The eight locations are:

  • Bearsden Road, Glasgow
  • Nitshill Road, Glasgow
  • Crookston Road, Glasgow
  • Great Western Road, Glasgow
  • Main Road, Cardross
  • Dubbs Road, Mid Achenleck, Port Glasgow
  • Camelon Road, Arnothill, Falkirk
  • Regent Street, Greenock

“Deaths or serious injuries on our road network are not an inevitability,” transport minister Jenny Gilruth said.

“Our strong belief, shared by Scotland’s road safety partners, is that even one death on our roads is one too many.”

Every year the Safety Camera Units undertake site selection along with roads authorities to identify a list of new sites that meet the collision and speed profile criteria

Mark Patterson, Police Scotland Road Policing chief inspector, said: “The cameras should remind drivers of the importance of travelling within the speed limit at all times and will ultimately result in improved speed limit compliance and a reduction in collisions at these sites.”

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