Disappointing enforcement figures on the A9 at the Tay Link road roadworks.

Following recent enforcement on the A9 at the Tay Link road roadworks between Inveralmond and Luncarty the North Safety Camera Unit is disappointed to report on the significant number of motorists that are travelling well in excess of the 50mph speed limit which is in place for the duration of the roadworks.

During 3 hours of enforcement 81 motorists were detected travelling in excess of the 50mph speed limit, the highest speed detected was 126mph.

The A9 is monitored from Stirling to Inverness by average speed cameras, mobile cameras and regular road policing patrols.

Eric Dunion, Police Scotland North Safety Camera Unit Manager says “It is unacceptable to see that motorists are driving at such high speeds along this stretch of road. This shows total disregard for all those working on the road and other road users.  The 50mph reduced speed limit is in place whilst the operating company is working on the road to protect the workers. We have a number of average speed cameras and mobile enforcement locations along the A9 and I would encourage all motorists travelling this route to be aware of the speed limits in place for the safety of all road users and during roadworks for the safety of those working on the Tay Link project.”

Sergeant Kevin Wilkie from Perth Road Policing Unit says “It’s disappointing that despite extra signage, community engagement and high profile enforcement the speeds of some vehicles through the roadworks is still far too high.”

Further information and enforcement locations can be found on www.safetycameras.gov.scot