Flexible deployment to commence in Bridge of Weir
A flexible deployment will commence on Kilmacolm Road, Bridge of Weir, after concerns were raised by the Renfrewshire Council about increased speeds through the village.
The village of Bridge of Weir has a 30mph speed limit in place however a number of vehicles are not reducing their speed when leaving the surrounding national speed limit. This dangerous driving behaviour has resulted in 4 injury collisions, 2 of which involved pedestrians. There have been multiple complaints made to the Renfrewshire Council by residents regarding speeding, and consequent speed surveys carried out evidenced these high speeds.
In an effort to reduce speeds through the village mobile enforcement will commence the week beginning the 19th June 2023.
The Safety Camera Unit has occasion to enforce at sites on a flexible deployment which would not normally be identified during the annual site selection process. Flexible deployments are available in response to emerging issues, where there has been a change in traffic behaviour which has raised concerns.
Alan Bowater, West Safety Camera Unit Manager: ‘The presence of the mobile enforcement van will help deter those drivers who refuse to reduce their speed through the village. We have already saw 2 serious injury collisions in the area involving vulnerable road users. This compounded with the high speeds justifies targeted enforcement in the area in order to support active travel and keep all road users safe. Those who refuse to reduce their speed will face a minimum 3 points on their licence and a £100 fine.’
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