Mobile enforcement commences at Bridge of Weir Road, Paisley
The West Safety Camera Unit have commenced enforcement this week at Bridge of Weir Road, Paisley, after speed surveys showed that 75% of vehicles are travelling above the 30mph speed limits on the road.
This has resulted in 5 injury collisions on this road between 2015 -2019, with Police Scotland receiving complaints regarding dangerous driving behaviour from residents and elected members.
In recent years there has been an increase in both road users and foot traffic in the area with the development of new housing along Bridge of Weir Road. The close proximity of St Benedict’s High School means that there is high number of vulnerable road users travelling to and from the area on a daily basis. In response to local concerns Renfrewshire Council reduced the speed limit on the road to 30mph, yet speed surveys reveal that 75% of traffic is travelling above this speed limit.
The mobile camera vans provide a visible deterrent to those drivers who risk travelling above the speed limit which has been put in place for the safety of all road users. The presence of the camera van at this location will encourage motorists to think about their speed and hopefully make the area safer for all road users.
Alan Bowater, Safety Camera Unit Manager for the West; ‘Anywhere you see one of our safety cameras is a reminder that someone has been injured or killed as a result of speeding at the location. Our main priority is reducing the number of casualties on Scotland’s roads. By enforcing on Bridge of Weir Road the mobile camera van will remind drivers of the dangers of travelling at inappropriate speeds – for the drivers who persist to travel above the speed limit the minimum penalty is £100 fine and 3 points on their licence.’
Further information on Safety Cameras Scotland and camera locations can be found on our website safetycameras.gov.scot