New cameras “powerful addition” to road safety toolkit
Eight new fixed spot speed cameras being installed in Scotland will boost road safety and reduce deaths, according to the man leading the technology installation.
Geoff Collins, who is Deputy Managing Director of enforcement camera maker Jenoptik, is hailing the value of the VECTOR SR spot speed cameras, calling them “a powerful addition to the road safety toolkit.”
“With no in-road loops or distracting flashes, they are an effective way to enhance safety at a number of locations across west and central Scotland,” Mr Collins explained. “We are delighted to be working with Transport Scotland and supporting the delivery of Scotland’s road safety vision.”
Scotland’s Road Safety Framework sets out a vision to have the best road safety performance in the world by 2030, and the country’s Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth describes the cameras as playing “an important role in delivering this vision, encouraging and ensuring road users travel at safer speeds and within the limits.”
The VECTOR SR is an approved fully self-contained traffic enforcement system used to capture spot speed or red light and speed on green offences. It uses radar for spot speed enforcement, or to identify when a vehicle crosses the white line at a traffic signal, with the VECTOR ANPR used to identify the vehicle involved. Because of its lightweight design it not only delivers safety through conspicuous enforcement, but can also be installed on passively safe columns, fitted to existing street furniture or infrastructure such as gantries.
Transport Scotland is installing the cameras to improve road safety at the sites after data on injury collisions and speeding across the country was analysed. The new fixed cameras are able to enforce 24 hours a day, with the capability to monitor vehicles travelling in both directions.