Mill Street Rutherglen Average Speed Cameras Go Live
The new average speed camera system at Mill Street in Rutherglen will be live from Wednesday the 19th of September. Commuters who use the road regularly will have noticed the cameras being installed and under test over the last few weeks, there’s also been further signage added to remind motorists of the 30mph speed limit here.
Average speed cameras have been proven to bring about a positive change in driving behaviour and reduce road casualties. Recent figures from the A77, where average speed cameras have been operating since 2005, indicate a reduction of 77% in fatalities when compared with the original baseline figures.
In recent years, Mill Street has seen 9 road traffic collisions where people have been injured as a result and recent speed surveys show that 68.3% of the vehicles travelling this road are above the speed limit. The change from mobile safety camera to average speed camera aims to see a reduction in these numbers and improve driver behaviour.
West Safety Camera Unit Manager, Alan Thomson, said:
“The change from mobile speed camera to average speed at Mill Street in Rutherglen means we can ensure that we continue to positively influence driver behaviour on this road. Given the recent success of Scotland’s first urban average speed camera on Old Dalkeith Road in Edinburgh, we believe this robust approach will lead to a reduction in injuries caused by motorists travelling above the speed limit.”