Mobile speed camera near Dumbarton to be deactivated

Safety Cameras Scotland (SCS), which operates within Police Scotland, announced the move earlier this week.

The organisation confirmed various locations across Scotland where machines and mobile enforcement units will go into dormancy.

Which speed camera is being turned off?

  • A82 Dumbarton Road near Milton Brae, Milton – mobile enforcement location.

Over the past five years, SCS conducted a performance review of the engagement and enforcement of speed cameras across Scotland.

The organisation states that “significant progress” had been made in enhancing road safety and that results were “encouraging”.

It added that during this time there had been no speed or red light-related injury collisions at any of the locations on the deactivation list.

As such SCS decided to pause live deployments to these sites.

Drivers are advised that the speed cameras and signs will remain in place but with a bag placed over the machine to indicate it is not operational.

Turning the cameras off/stopping mobile enforcement units from being deployed to these areas will allow for further assessments to be carried out.

These will be undertaken over three years and once completed a decision will then be made over potential decommissioning or reactivation.

Mark Patterson, Police Scotland Road Policing Chief Inspector, said: “Safety cameras are strategically deployed to maximise their impact on reducing injury collisions and fatalities on Scotland’s roads.

“The positive results from the recent performance review underscore the effectiveness of our efforts.

“We commend drivers for their improved behaviour, which contributes to safer communities and roads.

“As we continue to monitor these sites, Police Scotland Safety Cameras remains committed to fostering a culture of road safety and encourages ongoing compliance with speed limits.”