Speed cameras out in force

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Published Date: 14 January 2010
SPEED cameras will once again be operating throughout the Journal and Gazette area from next week.
In the Lothians, the cameras are planned for:

A90 Cramond
A70 Balerno
Comiston Road
Muirhouse Parkway
West Granton Road
Deans Road North, Livingston
A89 Armadale
A706 Longridge
A899 Lizzie Bryce
A706 Cairnie Place, Whitburn
A899 Deer Park
A71 Breich

In Central, they will be placed at:

A907 Cambus
A9 Dunblane
A908 Devonside, Tillicoultry
M876 Torwood, Larbert
A706 Linlithgow Road, Bo'ness
A993 Dean Rd, Bo'ness
M80 Denny
A811 Stirling to Dumbarton Road
A908 Sauchie
M9 at M876
A82 Crianlarich
M9 Polmont

All these locations come into force on Monday. The cameras may be moved for operational reasons, but otherwise will run 24 hours a day.

Central Scotland Safety Camera Partnership manager, Neil MacSporran, said: "Variable weather conditions pose a wide range of problems for road users. In order to minimise risks, drivers need to adapt their driving to the different conditions.

"At this time of year sunlight can be an unexpected hazard. The angle of the sun in the sky will frequently be too low for your visor to be able to help. If you are blinded by glare, reduce your speed. Help reduce the effect of glare by keeping both the inside and outside of your windscreen clean and grease free.

"Reduced visibility, for whatever reason, makes driving particularly hazardous. Good observation is essential so that you can interpret conditions accurately and adjust your speed accordingly. No matter what the other conditions, if you can't see the road clearly, you will need to reduce your speed so that you can stop within the distance you can see to be clear. Remember it's better to arrive a little later than not at all."

All Central Scotland Safety Camera Partnership sites have a proven history of collisions and evidence of speeding vehicles.