Safety cameras are cutting road deaths

The number of people killed or seriously injured on Scottish roads where safety cameras have been installed has fallen by nearly two-thirds.

Between 2008 and 2010, when the cameras’ findings were enforced, the figure dropped by 63 per cent. The number of people involved in personal injury collisions at the sites also fell by 49 per cent during the same period.

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Under the Scottish Safety Camera Programme, speed and red light cameras are used at “priority” places, to encourage drivers to take more care on the roads.

The figures were released in December in answer to a parliamentary question by West Scotland MSP Stewart Maxwell.

He said: “The introduction of the safety cameras programme is having a positive impact on cutting the number of casualties on Scotland’s roads, saving lives around the country.”