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Safety cameras expanded to Bainshole on A96 to reduce injury accidents caused by speed


By Pat Scott

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AN additional location for mobile safety cameras has been added on the A96.

A safety camera unit will take enforcement action at a new location near Bainshole on the A96.
A safety camera unit will take enforcement action at a new location near Bainshole on the A96.

A mobile safety camera will be deployed near Bainshole from tomorrow as part of a £675,000 investment in new enforcement sites across Scotland.

In the past five years, the Bainshole stretch of the A96 has seen fifteen recorded injury collisions, eight of which were serious.

In addition, recent speed surveys have shown that over 30 per cent of vehicles are exceeding the speed limit - 74 per cent of them being goods vehicles.

A safety camera unit will take enforcement action at a new location near Bainshole on the A96.
A safety camera unit will take enforcement action at a new location near Bainshole on the A96.

Safety cameras aim to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured by encouraging improved driver behaviour and speed limit compliance.

Eric Dunion unit manager of the North Safety Camera Unit said: “The A96 is sadly the scene of many collisions with many being contributed to inappropriate speed for the road conditions.

"The new location on the A96 at Bainshole has been identified with a number of recorded injury collisions and a significant number of speeding vehicles.

"Safety cameras are deployed where they have the greatest potential to reduce injury collisions.

"By deploying our mobile cameras at Bainshole on a regular basis we aim to encourage motorists to improve their driver behaviour and adhere to the speed limits in place.

"Speed limits are in place for the safety of all road users.”


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