Short term deployment to commence on A70, Coylton


 The West Safety Camera Unit will be initiating a short term deployment on the A70, Coylton, due to growing concern regarding speeding vehicles.

Recent discussions with South Ayrshire Council and Police Scotland highlighted issues with speeding vehicles along sections of the A70. Whilst this location did not meet the criteria for permanent camera enforcement it does qualify for a short term deployment.  

The Safety Camera Unit has occasion to enforce at sites on a short term deployment which would not normally be identified during the annual site selection process. Short term deployments are available in response to emerging issues, where there has been a change in traffic behaviour which has raised concerns.

Alan Bowater, Area Manager for the West Safety Camera Unit stated ‘During recent discussions with the local authority they identified an increase in the number of speeding vehicles on the A70 at Coylton. By implementing a short term deployment at this location we are reminding motorists that the speed limit is in place for the safety of all road user. The visible presence of the mobile camera van will modify driver behaviour through the area and see a greater number of drivers comply with the 30mph speed limit which is in place.’

Inspector Craig Beaver of Ayrshire’s Road Policing Unit said, 'We have been working in close partnership with local elected members, the public and colleagues from the Safety Camera Unit following concerns raised with speeding motorists on the A70. The visible presence of the mobile camera van will serve as a deterrent, and provide reassurance to our communities that the priority of speeding is taken seriously.'

The short term deployment of the mobile camera van will commence the week beginning the 6th March 2023.

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