Concerning number of drivers detected during first week of enforcement on M80/M8


Safety Cameras Scotland have noted a concerning number of drivers travelling above the temporary 40mph speed limit in the first week of enforcement on the M80/M8. The temporary average speed cameras have been in operation since the 2nd April, and in that time there have been 745 offences detected.  

The TASCAR are situated on the M80 southbound at junction 1, leading onto the M8 westbound, between Junctions 13 and 14. Visible signage is in place advising motorists that there are temporary speed restrictions in place and that average speed cameras are in enforcement.

Driving at safe speeds is shown to reduce the risk of road death and injury and enable more people to make safe and healthy journeys. Not only does it give drivers enough time to spot and react to hazards on the road, but if an impact was to occur it would be less likely to cause serious injury or a fatality. Those most at risk in the event of a collision at these locations are the road workers as they have no protective shield to absorb energy from the impact.

Alan Bowater, West Safety Camera Unit Manager: ‘We would like to take this opportunity to remind motorists that the average speed cameras on the M80/M8 are currently enforcing. Regrettably, 745 offences have been detected in the first week, with some motorists travelling at speeds of 70mph through the area, which is unacceptable. Most drivers are travelling responsibly, however there are some drivers ignoring the temporary 40mph speed limit and putting themselves and other road users at risk of injury.’

The minimum penalty for speeding is £100 and 3 penalty points.

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