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Average speed cameras “ruled out” on Aberdeen bypass

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The use of average speed cameras on the new Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route has apparently been ruled out.

Newspaper the Press and Journal says Transport Scotland has revealed it has “no plans” to introduce the technology on the route, despite statistically significant improvements to safety on Scotland’s A90 since the cameras were introduced there.

It says Transport Scotland has said there will be a yearly review of safety on the bypass as there is on all trunk roads in the country.  The paper quotes a spokesman as saying, “Road safety is of paramount importance to the Scottish Government. The purpose of safety cameras on our roads, including average-speed cameras on the A90, is to improve road safety. There are no plans for average speed cameras on the AWPR/B-T route.

“Transport Scotland assesses the safety performance of the trunk road network on an annual basis, including the A90. Further investigations are carried out and where appropriate, mitigation measures are prioritised and delivered.

“We use an evidence-based approach to enable us to prioritise resources across the country to support effectively the delivery of the Scottish Government’s 2020 casualty reduction targets.”

 
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