Enforcement

Title: Key Scottish Safety Camera Programme Statistics, 2010

Organisation: The Scottish Government
Date uploaded: 17th August 2011
Date published/launched: July 2011

This report presents key statistics relating to the activity of the Scottish Safety Camera Programme for the calendar year 2010.

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This report presents key statistics relating to the activity of the Scottish Safety Camera Programme for the calendar year 2010.

The two main objectives of the Scottish Safety Camera Programme are to reduce the number of people killed or injured on Scotland's roads through targeted camera enforcement at sites that meet criteria in force at the time they are established' and; to engender a culture of speed limit and red traffic signal compliance by providing a visible and effective deterrent.

The statistics contained within this bulletin describe:

Accident and casualty numbers at safety camera sites' before and after camera enforcement.
Speeds recorded at safety camera sites before and after camera enforcement.
The number of people caught exceeding the speed limit or running red-lights at safety camera sites.
Public perception of safety cameras.

Summary of findings
The number of people killed or seriously injured at safety camera sites is 63% lower after camera enforcement. The number of personal injury accidents at safety camera sites is 47% lower after enforcement.
Average speeds and the number of people exceeding the speed limit at safety camera sites are generally lower following a period of enforcement.
The number of people issued with a fixed penalty after being caught exceeding the speed limit or running a red-light at a safety camera site has halved in the last four years' and reduced by over 60% in the past six years.
Nearly 70% of respondents to the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2009-10 agree that safety cameras help discourage dangerous driving and help prevent accidents. 80% think that people should see the use of road safety cameras as a good thing.

For more information contact:
The Scottish Government General Enquiries

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