Change of camera technology – North Anderson Drive, Aberdeen

Work will begin today, 29th April, to install a fixed Gatso camera on the A92 North Anderson Drive, Aberdeen.

The location, which has been part of a core enforcement site for Police Scotland's Safety Camera Unit for a number of years, will change from a mobile location, being serviced by a member of staff using the detection equipment from within an enforcement van, to a permanent fixed roadside camera.

The installation is due to take two weeks to complete, thereafter the camera will be subject to a period of testing before any speeding offences are detected and progressed.

The fixed camera, which will be positioned between Westburn Road and Ashgrove Road West and detect vehicles travelling towards the Haudigain roundabout, has the ability to be operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so it is hoped that the enhanced enforcement capability will lower speeds at the location.

Eric Dunion, Unit Manager said: “Although we have enforced at this location for a number of years, mobile enforcement can only cover a limited number of hours per week.  The opportunity arose to introduce a new fixed camera in our area, and after reviewing collisions and vehicle speeds on North Anderson Drive the decision was made to install it there.

Our colleagues at Aberdeen City Council fully support this change in technology as we are working towards the same aim of making our roads safer for all users.”

Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Ian Yuill said: “The setting up of a fixed camera on Anderson Drive is a positive for the area. Ensuring enforcement of this key corridor through the city and improving safety for those travelling on the network.”

For more information on the Safety Camera Unit see