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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10943: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 25 August 2017

To ask the Scottish Government which budget is being used for the cost of installing and maintaining average speed cameras on the A90.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 14 September 2017

The £2m average speed camera system on the 51.5 mile stretch of the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven is being introduced to make the road safer for everyone travelling along the route.

More than three in every five vehicles speed on the route, with more than one in five exceeding the speed limit by over 10mph.

This system, funded from a combination of existing Transport Scotland budgets and grant funding associated with the Scottish Safety Camera Programme, will encourage better speed limit compliance. This is expected to result in less people being killed or seriously injured, fewer camera detections and ultimately fewer fines for drivers while at the same time improving journey time reliability by reducing the frequency and impact of road incidents.

Further information regarding average speed cameras on the A90 is available at: http://a90road.info/