New Fixed Speed Camera on Beith Road, Johnstone

Published: 31/10/2017 08:57:16

The Scottish Safety Camera Programme have introduced a fixed speed camera to Beith Road in Johnstone, Renfrewshire. Following a period of testing, enforcement began on 26th September.

The decision to establish a camera here comes after a national site selection exercise where this stretch of road was identified due to the concerning number of injury collisions where speed has been a factor. The camera is being introduced to encourage motorists to drive within the speed limit in an effort to reduce these numbers.

The Scottish Safety Camera Programme said:

“Safety cameras are there to make our roads safer.  They must be deployed primarily where they have the greatest potential to reduce injury collisions, and where there is evidence of collisions and speeding.  Following analysis with Renfrewshire Council and Police Scotland it has been agreed that a safety camera should be introduced on Beith Road.”

Alternative solutions were explored to reduce the speed on Beith Road but the camera was the only viable option in encouraging speeding motorists to slow down.

West Safety Camera Unit Manager, Alan Thomson, stated:

“A new fixed speed camera began enforcement on Beith Road in Johnstone today (26.9.17). Responsible motorists have nothing to worry about, the camera is there to detect the irresponsible road-users who believe its ok to break the law and travel above the speed limit. These motorists put their own and other lives at risk and need to slow down."