Mobile safety camera enforcement to commence at Springfield Road, Glasgow
Mobile safety camera enforcement will commence at Springfield Road, Glasgow on Monday 31 January 2021 as part of a targeted £675k investment to enhance the safety performance and ultimately reduce the number of casualties across Scotland’s road network.
Safety cameras aim to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured by encouraging improved driver behaviour and speed limit compliance at sites where there is a history of injury collisions and an issue with speed. Springfield Road met the criteria for enforcement as between 2014-2018 there were 14 collisions, which resulted in injuries to seventeen people, including three child pedestrians. Speed surveys also found that 47% of drivers were travelling above the speed limit.
West Safety Camera Unit Manager, Alan Bowater “It is particularly troubling that drivers have failed to comply with the speed limit in such close proximity to local schools and three children have been injured as a result of collisions in recent years. It is vital that drivers observe the speed limit, which will ensure vulnerable road users can travel safely and encourage journeys on foot or by bike.”