Drivers clocked at 82mph while 40mph speed cameras installed on M8

Average speed cameras which had been enforcing the 40mph temporary speed limit on the M80 southbound, leading onto the M8 westbound, between Junctions 14 and 13 from April 2 until June 17.

The cameras were removed last week following the completion of essential works by Amey.

While they were active, a total of 5158 speeding offences were recorded by Police Scotland[2] Safety Cameras. 

With some motorists recorded travelling at speeds of up to 82mph, this is more than double the temporary 40mph speed limit.

Following this recording, the force has issued a warning.

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

“Those most at risk in the event of a collision at these locations are the road workers as they have no protective shield to absorb energy from the impact.

“The TASCAR has been shown to increase speed limit compliance and improve driver behaviour at locations where essential work is being undertaken.

“Even the smallest reductions in traffic speeds can deliver major improvements to road safety and the average speed cameras assist in delivering a safer environment for all road users.”


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