Speeding significantly reduced on Beith Road, Johnstone since fixed speed camera was introduced Speeding significantly reduced on Beith Road, Johnstone since fixed speed camera was introduced
A fixed speed camera installed on Beith Road in Johnstone has significantly reduced speeding on that stretch of road, statistics show. A report, created by... Speeding significantly reduced on Beith Road, Johnstone since fixed speed camera was introduced

A fixed speed camera installed on Beith Road in Johnstone has significantly reduced speeding on that stretch of road, statistics show.

A report, created by Safety Cameras Scotland, has taken data from speed surveys carried out prior to the camera installation and data from new surveys since installation.

The report said that there has been a significant improvement in driver behaviour and speed limit compliance since the fixed camera became operational.

The survey showed that 72.7% of vehicles travelling on Beith Road were travelling over the speed limit before the camera was installed. The most recent surveys show that this percentage has been dramatically reduced to 11.5%.

Additionally, the surveys have shown that the average speed has decreased from 33mph to 28mph. In the latest survey, there were no longer any motorists travelling 15mph or more above the 30mph speed limit.

Andy Steel, SNP Councillor for Johnstone South and Elderslie, said: “We all want to see a safer Johnstone and these stats show the impact safety cameras can have on road safety. I think everyone hoped that speeds would be reduced on the Beith Road when the camera was installed but to see such a big drop is very encouraging.

“It’s disappointing to see that 11% of drivers are risking causing an accident or getting a fine by still going too fast, but this is an excellent start.”