only foundout lastnight that in aryshire they have got the specs digital cameras which are plastered along a 28mile road at regular intervals!
just because there has been accidents but do they really know if all of those were caused by people exceeding the speed limit!
ROAD safety campaigners say they are confident today's launch of the longest speed trap in Britain will cut crash figures.
A string of cameras measures the time it takes cars to travel along a 28-mile stretch of road and then calculates their average speed. If drivers stray over the limit, they face penalty points and a fine.
The £775,000 system on the A77 between Ayr and Girvan is the first of its kind in Scotland. It is designed to cut deaths on the road which is one of the country's worst accident blackspots.
The cameras, dubbed "yellow vultures" because of their colour and the way they are perched on gantries, are poised to become even more controversial than the existing safety camera network, which raked in fines of more than £11 million last year.
The Speed Enforcement Camera System (Specs) consists of 40 banks of hi-tech cameras at points along the route. A smaller one in Nottingham netted £1 million in its first year, while one in London raised £84,000 in fines in three weeks. Strathclyde Speed Camera Partnership, which is operating the A77 scheme, says it will encourage drivers to slow down.
A spokeswoman said: "The idea is to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities. Speeds will be measured between 40 points spread out along the route.
"There will be a high-profile awareness campaign so that people know they should not be speeding along this stretch."