Safety Cameras Scotland commence enforcement on M8/M80


Temporary average speed cameras will begin enforcing a 40mph speed limit on the M8 westbound  between junction 13 and 14 as resurfacing work continues.

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, are undertaking essential resurfacing on the M80 southbound, leading onto the M8 westbound, between Junctions 14 and 13. The works began on Monday 12th February and are expected to continue over the coming months.

This scheme will benefit around 32,000 road users each day, by improving the condition of the carriageway and reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in the future.

During this work Temporary Average Speed Cameras at Roadworks (TASCAR) systems will be enforcing the temporary speed limits for the safety of road users and road workers. Much of the work is carried out through the night by the road workers, when there is less traffic moving through the area, and this is the time when speeding offences are found to be at their highest. By driving at dangerous speeds motorists are showing no consideration for the risk they pose to the road workers as well as putting themselves and other road users in danger.

TASCAR are shown to control speeds over a greater distance in areas of roadworks, reducing heavy braking and acceleration, and in turn improving road safety. At major roadwork sites the road layout and temporary surfaces can change regularly, so it’s critical that motorists drive at a safe speed. Those most at risk in the event of a collision at these locations are the road workers as they have no protective shield to absorb energy from the impact.

Further information on Safety Cameras Scotland and our camera locations can be found on our website