Hundreds of speeding offences detected by new cameras on Glasgow’s M8

Safety Cameras Scotland[1] has revealed that 745 offences have been recorded since April 2.

We previously reported[2] that the temporary cameras are enforcing a 40mph speed limit on part of the motorway.

They are situated on the M80 southbound at Junction 1, leading onto the M8 westbound, between Junctions 13 and 14. 

Visible signage is in place advising motorists that there are temporary speed restrictions in place.

The cameras come as Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, is carrying out ‘essential resurfacing’ works on the M8 eastbound, which includes the M80 off-slip road at Junction 1.

The minimum penalty for speeding is £100 and three penalty points.

Alan Bowater, West Safety Camera Unit Manager: “We would like to take this opportunity to remind motorists that the average speed cameras on the M80/M8 are currently enforcing.

“Regrettably, 745 offences have been detected in the first week, with some motorists travelling at speeds of 70mph through the area, which is unacceptable.

“Most drivers are travelling responsibly, however, there are some drivers ignoring the temporary 40mph speed limit and putting themselves and other road users at risk of injury.”


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