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TIN news:  Transport Scotland has upgraded safety cameras on the A77 highway to ensure the safety of motorists
The camera system was first installed on the Scottish highway in 2015 by the A77 Safety Group. The primary objective being to improve driver behaviour.
Since the installation of the speed system cameras on A77, the rate of accidents and causalities had reduced considerably. However, as the original system was nearing the end of its design life, it has been upgraded with the latest technology.
"The average speed cameras have for ten years now played a major role in influencing driver behaviour."
Transport Scotland head of network operations Stewart Leggett said: "Safety is an absolute priority and the investment in camera upgrades are central to ensuring that we continue to positively influence driver behaviour on the A77.

"The latest available figures for the A77 show that in the last three years there have been 77% fewer deaths and 74% fewer serious injuries compared to the 2005 baseline. We expect the new and improved cameras will continue to support this reduction in casualties."
Police Scotland chief superintendent and head of road policing Andy Edmonston said: "The average speed cameras have for ten years now played a major role in influencing driver behaviour along the A77 and this is supported by the significant reduction in casualties and the very low level of drivers reported for exceeding the speed limit.
"The upgrading of the cameras as they reach the end of their operational life is a natural progression to ensuring that continuity in driver behaviour is maintained across the route."

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