Fixed Speed Camera at Kirkshaws Road, Coatbridge Goes Live
The Scottish Safety Camera Programme aims to reduce the number of casualties on Scotland's roads by providing a visible and effective deterrent. The newest site to be identified by The Programme is Kirkshaws Road in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire. Safety cameras are deployed primarily where they have the greatest potential to reduce injury collisions, and where there is evidence of both collisions and speeding. In Kirkshaws Road there have been 6 injury collisions in recent years and speed surveys showed that over 70% of vehicles travelling this road were above the 30mph limit. The new camera will be operational from the 12th of November and aims to bring about a reduction in people being injured by decreasing the number of vehicles travelling above the speed limit.
West Safety Camera Unit Manager, Alan Thomson, said:
"I am concerned to see that 70% of motorists are travelling above the speed limit and that there have been several people injured on Kirkshawas Road. By introducing a fixed speed camera here we aim to encourage improved driver behaviour and make the road safer for all."