Wed 15 Mar 2006
Road safety report leads to new speed cameras

NEW speed cameras are set to be introduced in West Lothian after a new report claimed existing ones had cut road accidents and casualties.

The report on the Lothian and Borders Safety Camera Partnership reveals a reduction in speeds at most sites where cameras have been installed since July 2004, and an overall decline in accidents and casualties on local roads.

West Lothian Council's Community Safety Committee heard that three new safety camera sites are planned, to be operational from July this year.

The new cameras would be located at the A89 West Main Street, Armadale (Armadale Academy to South Street), the B7015 Howden South Road, Livingston (St Margaret's Academy to Mid Calder Road) and the A706, Longridge village.

Councillor Jim Swan, convener of the community safety committee, said: "The Lothian and Borders Safety Camera Partnership is working well and is helping to reduce road accidents. I hope the introduction of three more cameras will have a similar effect by calming traffic in those areas."

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Last updated: 15-Mar-06 14:20 GMT