Mobile camera van to begin enforcing at Murrayburn Road, Edinburgh

A mobile camera van will begin enforcing at Murrayburn Road, Edinburgh on the week commencing 24 June 2019. The East Safety Camera Unit has been working with City of Edinburgh Council to identify potential sites which would benefit from safety camera enforcement. For a site to be considered for camera enforcement there has to be a history of injury collisions, an identified issue with speed and agreement with road authorities.

East Safety Camera Unit Manager, Andy Jones, said: “This route has a history of pedestrian collisions and there have been concerns raised by the community about the failure of drivers to adhere to the 30mph speed limit. This is particularly troubling as the road is used by pupils walking to and from local schools. We hope that the presence of the van will deter drivers from travelling above the speed limit”.

Councillor Lesley Macinnes, Transport & Environment Convener for the City of Edinburgh Council, said: “We welcome the presence of the mobile camera van to encourage motorists to think about their speed; it is vital that drivers observe the 30mph speed limit, which will ensure vulnerable road users can travel safely and encourage journeys on foot or by bike.”