Temporary average speed cameras removed from M80 as work completed


The temporary average speed cameras which had been enforcing the 40mph temporary speed limit on the M80 southbound, leading onto the M8 westbound, between Junctions 14 and 13, were removed last week following completion of essential works by Amey.

The TASCAR systems were enforcing the temporary speed limits from the 2nd April until the 17th June to improve speed limit compliance while work was ongoing. During this period a total of 5,158 speeding offences were recorded by Police Scotland Safety Cameras. With motorists recorded travelling at speeds of up to 82mph, which is more than double the temporary 40mph speed limit.

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.

The TASCAR has been shown to increase speed limit compliance and improve driver behaviour at locations where essential work is being undertaken. Even the smallest reductions in traffic speeds can deliver major improvements to road safety and the average speed cameras assist in delivering a safer environment for all road users.

Further information on the work we do can be found on our website safetycameras.gov.scot