New Safety Camera Renfrew Road, Paisley
A fixed speed camera on Renfrew Road in Paisley will become operational from Friday the 17th of May.
The £30,000 investment in this new camera is aimed at reducing the number of casualties on this section of road by encouraging improved driver behaviour.
The decision to install a camera at this location comes after a recent review that revealed that there had been 6 collisions in 3 years where people had been injured as a result. Working with Police Scotland and Renfrewshire Council, the West Safety Camera Unit identified that many of these collisions involved speed as a factor and 58% of the vehicles travelling this road are doing so above the 30mph limit.
The new safety camera on Renfrew Road aims to improve driver behaviour by encouraging motorists to slow down and drive within the speed limit.
Alan Thomson, Manager of the West Safety Camera Unit, said:
"Excess speed has been a factor in many of the recent collisions on Renfrew Road which means they were avoidable. Any driver who speeds needs to realise that they are breaking the law and putting their own and other lives at risk. Installing a safety camera on Renfrew Road aims to reduce the number of casualties on this section of road by encouraging improved levels of speed limit compliance."