Motorway Safety Cameras Going Live In Scotland

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Individuals travelling via motorways across Scotland are to benefit from the introduction of new traffic management measures, with a series of safety cameras now being set live as part of the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project.

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We know from our experience of major road infrastructure projects that safety cameras are a tried and tested approach that improves safety for both road users and the adjacent construction workforce during what will be an extremely busy period.

Individuals travelling via motorways across Scotland are to benefit from the introduction of new traffic management measures, with a series of safety cameras now being set live as part of the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project.

The coming weeks will see the switching on of cameras on several stretches of some of the busiest routes in the country, with the new cameras to monitor the average speed of vehicles passing through the works. This will ensure the safety of both road users and road workers for the duration of the project.

Graeme Reid, project sponsor for Transport Scotland, said: "We know from our experience of major road infrastructure projects that safety cameras are a tried and tested approach that improves safety for both road users and the adjacent construction workforce during what will be an extremely busy period."

He added that cameras can not only have a positive impact on safety, but these devices have also helped to streamline the flow of traffic and with more than 10,000 drivers using these busy stretches of carriageway every day, this is a benefit that will be keenly needed in the months ahead.

The new cameras will now be set live from July 20th and will remain in place until the completion of the ambitious M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project that has been scheduled for spring 2017.

Mr Reid concluded: "Once complete, congestion across the central Scotland motorway network will be significantly reduced, with travel time reliability between the main route of Glasgow and Edinburgh improved."

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