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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21747: Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside)

Independent

Date lodged: 20 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many speeding penalties have been issued each month on the A90 between Stonehaven and Dundee since the installation of average speed cameras, and how this compares to the equivalent time period prior to their introduction.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 28 February 2019

Offence numbers from average speed camera systems are recorded quarterly by Police Scotland and published retrospectively on the Safety Cameras Scotland website. http://www.safetycameras.gov.scot/news-publications/publications/average-speed-data/

Average speed cameras (ASC) on the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven have encouraged a significant improvement in driver behaviour, with 99 out of every 100 vehicles now driving at speeds of 70mph or less. This is a significant improvement when considered against the fact 3 out of every 5 vehicles were speeding under the previous enforcement regime of fixed and mobile cameras. Only 1 out of every 2500 vehicles are now driving at speeds of more than 10mph over the speed limit compared to 1 out of every 5 vehicles speeding excessively under the previous enforcement regime of fixed and mobile cameras.