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Scotland’s Transport Secretary hails value of average speed cameras

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Scotland’s Transport Secretary Michael Matheson believes average speed cameras should be deployed on more Scottish roads, as data shows greater compliance with limits on roads where they have been installed.

He’s told The Scotsman newspaper that the Scottish Government should be “actively looking” to introduce them where they would be beneficial, mentioning that reductions in speeding and casualties is “remarkable”.

“The data is already demonstrating we are seeing greater levels of compliance with the speed limit – driver behaviour is improving,” he told the newspaper.  “So there’s no doubt that average speed cameras, used on an evidence-based and strategic way, can help to improve road safety on ­particular roads where there may be issues around driver behaviour and levels of ­collisions.”

All average speed camera schemes in Scotland are supplied by Jenoptik.  Its Sales and Marketing Director Geoff Collins told SMART Highways, “Jenoptik are proud to have been involved in all of the average speed solutions delivered in Scotland – it is always satisfying to see demonstrable proof that schemes like this deliver tangible benefits”.


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