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Work underway on A90 average speed scheme

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Work has got underway to install average speed cameras on a stretch of the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven.

30 Jenoptik cameras will be placed along the road, 15 on each side.

It follows the successful installation of a system between Perth and Dunblane, and Transport Scotland expects the new scheme to also reduce accidents on the road by deterring people from speeding.

Latest analysis of driver behaviour on the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven reveals there were three fatal and six serious collisions in 2015 and 13,000 speeding offences detected by the fixed and mobile cameras in 2015 (more than 20% of camera detected offences across the whole of Scotland.  More than three in every five vehicles are observed speeding and one in five of all vehicles exceed it by 10mph or more.

Those behind the scheme point to facts showing sustained improvements in driver behaviour have been delivered since the installation of average speed cameras on the A77 and the A9, with a 43% reduction in KSIs on the A9 (Dunblane – Inverness) and a 68% reduction on the A77 (Symington – Girvan).

Jenoptik director Geoff Collins says, “There are now four permanent SPECS average speed installations installed or planned for installation in Scotland, covering over 350km of roads.  The 80 km long A90 scheme will use SPECS3 VECTOR, which is the newest but also most widely used average speed system in the UK – more than 50 UK sites currently use this camera, on top of the 50 sites that use earlier generations of SPECS cameras.”

 
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