Flexible deployment location – Craigton Road, Aberdeen.

A new flexible deployment location has been identified within the 30mph limit on Craigton Road, Aberdeen.

Following concerns from residents and at the request of Local MP Steven Flynn,  Police Scotland’s North Safety Camera Unit will commence enforcement on Craigton Road with a mobile safety camera van from the 1st May in a bid to reduce vehicle speeds and make the route safer for all road users.  A recent speed survey recorded that 36.97% of motorists were travelling in excess of the 30mph speed limit.

Eric Dunion, Manager of the North Safety Camera Unit, said:  "The flexible deployment scheme allows us to enforce at locations of concern for an initial 3-month period with the aim of improving driver behaviour by encouraging motorists to slow down and drive within the speed limit.

We know that the Craigton Road is often used by other road users such as cyclists and pedestrians and residents have rightly raised their concerns about the level of speeding vehicles on the road and this was confirmed with the speed survey which highlighted that 9725 motorists were travelling in excess of the speed limit in place.

In conjunction with enforcement the Unit hope to also educate motorists by attaching 30mph stickers to resident’s wheelie bins to remind motorists as they travel along the road of the speed limit.

Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Ian Yuill said: “Aberdeen City Council is delighted that the Safety Camera Unit are able to set up a flexible deployment camera on Craigton Road. This follows the Council’s installation of part time signs on the street, indicating to drivers when they are exceeding the speed limit.”

Inspector Lorraine Mackie, Road Policing North said: “Police Scotland, and our Safety Camera Unit, are committed to working with our partners in order to influence driver and road user behaviour and reduce casualties. I am delighted that following the concerns raised by residents our safety camera unit will be implementing a flexible deployment location which are part of a crucial partnership response to improving road safety.”


For more information on the Safety Camera Unit see www.safetycameras.gov.scot