To help improve road safety, Transport Scotland has announced the introduction of average speed cameras on a near 16 mile stretch of the A82/A85 between Tyndrum and Lix Toll.
Connecting the Central Belt and the West of Scotland, the A82/A85 between Tyndrum and Lix Toll is a vital artery for communities. On average, over 6,000 vehicles use this section of the network every day, carrying a mix of commuter and freight vehicles and also tourist traffic during the summer months.
“Unfortunately, the A82/A85 between Tyndrum and Lix Toll has a persistent collision and speeding profile.”Transport Scotland
In the most recently assessed three year period there have been 21 recorded injury collisions on the route between Tyndrum and Lix Toll. Safety camera deployments currently take place on this section of the route through mobile camera technology however it is clear that more can be done to improve driver behaviour.
Latest analysis of driver behaviour on the A82/A85 between Tyndrum and Lix Toll reveals:
- 1 fatal and 11 serious collisions over the 3 year period 2014-2016
- One in three vehicles speeding (above 60mph)
- Regular instances of vehicles exceeding the speed limit by 15mph or more
The Road Safety Framework 2020 aims for a steady reduction in the numbers of those killed and those seriously injured, with the ultimate vision of a future where no-one is killed on Scotland’s roads, and the injury rate is much reduced.Transport Scotland
Transport Scotland said: “We don’t want your money – average speed cameras on the A82/A85 are expected to result in better speed limit compliance.”
“The speed limits are not being changed. Journey times will become more reliable as the cameras reduce the number of incidents that require closures.”
“Average speed cameras enforce the existing speed limits. Driving under an average speed camera system places no additional requirements on road users outside of those set out in the Highway Code.”
More information can be found on the A82/A85 Speed Camera website.