Average speed cameras catch less than three a week on M80

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UNDER three drivers a week were caught speeding on an eight-mile stretch of the M80 covered by average speed cameras.

A set of 14 average speed cameras were installed in October 2009 to help enforce a 40mph limit as work on a major £320million motorway upgrade got underway.

The cameras were removed last month.

Latest figures released by Strathclyde Safety Camera Partnership show the use of the cameras between Mollinsburn and Haggs led to 213 motorists being fined or prosecuted.

It is estimated more than 30million vehicle journeys would have been made along the stretch of road during the 21 month period.

A spokesperson for the Strathclyde Safety Camera Partnership said: “This low number of offenders highlights that compliance with the reduced speed limit was good and that the majority of motorists recognised the need to slow down within the roadworks for everyone’s safety.”

The spokesperson said that 158 motorists had agreed to pay conditional fines of £60 – totalling nearly £10,000 – and a further 55 had been referred to the procurator fiscal for possible prosecution.