New mobile enforcement location - A944
The A944, near Kingswells will see mobile safety camera resources deployed from 07/10/21 as part of a £675,000 investment to deliver new enforcement sites across Scotland.
Safety cameras aim to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured by encouraging improved driver behaviour and speed limit compliance.
Across the 1km stretch of the A944, over the most recently assessed five year period there have been five recorded injury collisions, including one pedestrian fatality. In addition, recent speed surveys have shown that over 50% of vehicles are exceeding the 40mph speed limit.
Eric Dunion, Manager of the North Safety Camera Unit says: “Safety cameras are deployed where they have the greatest potential to reduce injury collisions. This stretch of the A944, near Kingswells, was highlighted as an area of concern with a number of recorded injury collisions and a significant number of speeding vehicles. Our mobile cameras will be deployed at this location on a regular basis as we aim to encourage motorists to improve their driver behaviour and adhere to the speed limits in place. Speed limits are in place for the safety of all road users.”
Councillor Jennifer Stewart, convener of Public Protection Committee, Aberdeen City Council said: “Public safety is paramount on all our roads and the use of mobile cameras on this particular section of the A944, near Kingswells will be a helpful reminder to drivers to observe the speed limits. This will help to safeguard public safety and encourage good driver skills.”
For more information on the site selection process and enforcement locations please see: www.safetycameras.gov.scot