Safety Cameras Scotland announce positive outcomes from safety camera site performance review


Following a comprehensive national performance review, Safety Cameras Scotland is pleased to announce significant progress in enhancing road safety across Scotland. The review, conducted in collaboration with 33 road authorities, has yielded encouraging results.

Over the past five years, camera enforcement and engagement have led to improvements in driver behaviour and speed limit compliance. Thanks to the collective commitment of drivers and communities, across each of these sites there have been no speed or red light related injury collisions, reflecting safer roads for all.

In light of this, Safety Cameras Scotland will pause live deployments at the identified sites. While the camera infrastructure and signage will remain in place, a bag will be displayed over any fixed camera to indicate its non-operational status. This pause allows for a thorough assessment over a three-year period, after which decisions will be made regarding potential decommissioning or reactivation.

Mark Patterson, Police Scotland Road Policing Chief Inspector, expressed his satisfaction with the outcomes, stating, "Safety cameras are strategically deployed to maximise their impact on reducing injury collisions and fatalities on Scotland’s roads. The positive results from the recent performance review underscore the effectiveness of our efforts. We commend drivers for their improved behaviour, which contributes to safer communities and roads.  As we continue to monitor these sites, Police Scotland Safety Cameras remains committed to fostering a culture of road safety and encourages ongoing compliance with speed limits.”