Urgent warning to drivers as new average speed cameras on M8 TODAY…

DRIVERS have been warned to their speed along a busy Scots motorway after new speed cameras were installed today.

Average speed cameras have been installed across a stretch of the M8 motorway[1] in Glasgow[2].

Speed cameras have been installed across a section of the M8


Speed cameras have been installed across a section of the M8Credit: Alamy

An array of units will be deployed between junctions 13 and 14 of the busy motorway.

And they will enforce a 40mph speed limit.

However, the cameras are only temporary and will stay in place for a few months while resurfacing works are carried out.

Essential works began on Monday, February 12, on the eastbound carriageway of the M8.

Transport[3] Scotland and is expected to last several months.

As a result, the temporary average speed cameras have been set up around the affected areas.

This is expected to ensure the safety of all road users as well as workers carrying out the resurfacing works.

They will also monitor the speed of motorists[4] through the night while most of the works are carried out.

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This is because drivers[5] are most often caught speeding at night when the roads are at their quietest.

The stretch of road covered y the new cameras includes the M8 off-slip road at junction 1.

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The TASCAR systems, which are now in operation, cover a greater distance where roadworks are in place.

And as a result it reduced heavy breaking and quick acceleration which improves road safety and reduces the number of crashes and accidents.

Around 32,000 drivers are expected to be affected each day.

A statement on Safety Cameras Scotland read: “Temporary Average Speed Cameras at Roadworks (TASCAR) systems will be enforcing the temporary speed limits for the safety of road users and road workers.

“Much of the work is carried out through the night by the road workers, when there is less traffic moving through the area, and this is the time when speeding offences are found to be at their highest.

“By driving at dangerous speeds motorists are showing no consideration for the risk they pose to the road workers as well as putting themselves and other road users in danger.

“TASCAR are shown to control speeds over a greater distance in areas of roadworks, reducing heavy braking and acceleration, and in turn improving road safety.

“At major roadwork sites the road layout and temporary surfaces can change regularly, so it’s critical that motorists drive at a safe speed.

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