New enforcement location A930 Broughty Ferry, Dundee
The A930 Dalhousie / Monifieth Road, Broughty Ferry will see mobile safety camera resources deployed from 14 December 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.
Since 2013 there have been 5 recorded collisions and in the most recently assessed 5 year period this includes 2 serious injury collisions along this stretch of the A930. In addition, recent speed surveys have shown that over 70% of vehicles are exceeding the 30mph speed limit.
Mark Patterson, Chief Inspector, Road Policing says: “Safety cameras are deployed where they have the greatest potential to reduce injury collisions. The A930 Dalhousie / Monifieth Road in Broughty Ferry 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 Mark Flynn, Dundee City Council city development convener, said: “I welcome this work with the Partnership to locate areas across Dundee where the speed limit is being blatantly ignored and where action like this is required for the safety of all. We are also reminding motorists that there are penalties for those caught ignoring the rules of the road.”
Denise Hamilton, Head of Communications, Cycling Scotland said: “Tackling speeding and other dangerous driving behaviour is essential to keep everyone safe on our roads. This enforcement action in Broughty Ferry is welcome to ensure people are safer when cycling, walking, wheeling or driving.
“Cycling has huge health and environmental benefits for everyone and we need to support more people to travel safely by bike. Developing a network of protected bike lanes is the highest priority to improve cycling safety, and enforcement and education are also vital to improve road safety for all."
For more information on the site selection process and enforcement locations please see: www.safetycameras.gov.scot