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Mobile speed camera set for new Kintore enforcement action


By David Porter

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The B987 Northern Road, Kintore will see mobile safety camera resources deployed from Thursday, November 19 as part of a £675,000 investment to deliver new enforcement sites across Scotland.

A safety camera unit will take enforcement action at a new location in Kintore
A safety camera unit will take enforcement action at a new location in Kintore

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

Across the B987, since 2013 there have been four recorded injury collisions in the most recently assessed five year period, including one serious injury collision.

In addition, recent speed surveys have shown that over 90 per cent of vehicles are exceeding the 30mph speed limit, with over 30 per cent speeding excessively.

Kenny Sutherland, Temporary Unit Manager of the North Safety Camera Unit said: “Safety cameras are deployed where they have the greatest potential to reduce injury collisions.

"The B987 Kintore was highlighted as an area of concern with a number of recorded injury collisions and a significant number of speeding vehicles.

"Our mobile cameras will be deployed at this location on a regular basis as 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.”

Aberdeenshire Council’s head of transportation, Ewan Wallace said:‘We welcome the introduction of a new mobile camera site at Kintore.

"Having regular enforcement carried out by the North Safety Camera Unit is part of our strategic approach to improve road safety by encouraging improved driver behaviour and speed limit compliance.

"These then deliver the outcome we all want, a reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured across the road network and ultimately working towards our vision zero commitment where no one is killed or seriously injured on our roads’.

For more information on the site selection process and enforcement locations please see: www.safetycameras.gov.scot



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