Safety Camera Van to begin visiting Ocean Drive, Edinburgh
The East Safety Camera Unit will be commencing a short term deployment from the 1 April 2019 to 30 June at Ocean Drive, Edinburgh. The safety camera van will be enforcing at this location, in response to concerns raised by the community, about the need to encourage people to adhere to the 20mph limit.
East Safety Camera Unit Manager, Andy Jones, stated:
“Following discussions with City of Edinburgh Council, it was agreed that enforcement would begin in this area, in an effort to ensure motorists adhere to the 20mph speed limit. This a busy and vibrant part of the city, with pedestrians and cyclists visiting the shops and leisure facilities. This speed limit has been set to reduce the risk of a collision and injury to members of the public.”
Transport and Environment Convener, Councillor Lesley Macinnes, said: “It’s now one year since we finished rolling out 20mph speed limits across Edinburgh, and I’m pleased to see average speeds already dropping around the city. However, in some areas, such as Ocean Drive, it is necessary to carry out enforcement in partnership with the East Safety Camera Unit to ensure speed limits are adhered to, maintaining public safety and a calmer, more welcoming atmosphere.”