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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-00918: Graeme Dey (Angus South)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 19 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how average speed cameras on the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven will contribute to road safety.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 27 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how average speed cameras on the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven will contribute to road safety.

In the past five years there have been 60 fatal and serious collisions on the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven, with three fatal collisions and six serious collisions in 2015.

Informed by evidence from the Average Speed Cameras in operation on the A77 and A9, the replacement of fixed and mobile camera enforcement with Average Speed Cameras on the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven will encourage improved driver behaviour and speed limit compliance, with consequent reductions in the numbers of people killed or seriously injured.

Similar average speed cameras are currently in place on the A9. The latest A9 Data Monitoring and Analysis Report (February 2017) shows the number of fatal casualties down by over 37% and serious injury casualties by 45%.