Speed cameras now focus on rural roads

Mobile safety camera sites in East Lothian went live from Monday for the summer.

Three locations will have the mobile safety camera van visit on a regular basis to ensure drivers adhere to the speed limit and do not commit speeding offences.

Targeted will be the B1345 – Drem to Dirleton, B1377- Drem to Ballencrieff and A198/B1345 Dirleton Toll roads - rural roads which have a history of injury collision and where motorists are breaking the speed limit.

Research carried out by Road Safety Scotland revealed that the worst accidents in Scotland happen on country roads with three out of four road deaths occurring. The most common causes of these fatalities are loss of control and driving too fast for the conditions.

Lothian and Borders Safety Camera partnership manager Julie Roy said: “The research shows that driving on a rural road can be risky. Motorists may think that they know the road, but they don’t know what might be round the next bend. “

The deployment of the mobile speed cameras will be advertised weekly in the local press and can be found on the partnership’s website: www.lbsafetycameras.co.uk and on Twitter at #LBcameras.