The average number of people killed or seriously injured at camera sites across Scotland has decreased by 68% when comparing the most recent three-year average (2009-2011) with the baseline three-year average.
The publication ‘Key Scottish Safety Camera Programme Statistics, 2011’ contains figures relating to road casualties and offences at fixed, mobile and red-light camera sites. The average number of people killed or seriously injured amounts to a reduction from 337 to 108 per year.
While welcoming the reduction, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in Scotland has also expressed concern that some drivers are still not heeding the safety messages at 40, 50 and 60mph locations.
For mobile speed camera sites, there has been a reduction in the percentage of vehicles exceeding the speed limit in all speed limit categories. However, for fixed speed cameras, while there has been a reduction in the percentage of vehicles exceeding the speed limit at 30mph sites (from 45% to 14%) and 70mph sites (from 33% to 26%), there has been an increase at 40mph sites (up from 18% to 22%), 50mph sites (up from 25% to 27%), and 60mph sites (up from 12% to 17%).
Kathleen Braidwood, road safety officer for RoSPA Scotland, said: “The use of cameras is part of a comprehensive strategy to prevent road accidents across
“However, it is really disappointing that there has been a percentage increase in vehicles exceeding the speed limit at 40, 50, and 60mph fixed camera sites, particularly because in
“We know that three out of four road fatalities happen on rural roads. In
Click here to view the report, or for more information contact Jo Bullock/Charlotte Hester (RoSPA) on 0121 248 2134/2045.