Mobile speed cameras will be in Forres as spring safety campaign gets under way

Speed cameras will be deployed in Forres as part of the North Safety Camera Unit’s seasonal campaign.

As travel increases with warmer weather, we can reveal just where these cameras will be located in or near Forres.

According to the North Safety Camera Unit, the locations have been selected with the aim of improving driver behaviour by encouraging motorists to slow down and drive within the speed limits, in areas where many may be unfamiliar with the roads.

Unit Manager Eric Dunion said: “We have been working closely with our Police Scotland colleagues and Local Authorities to identify locations where we anticipate an increase in traffic due to the increased number of visitors for either holidays or day trips.

“These locations would not normally meet the criteria to become a permanent location but the short term deployment scheme gives us the flexibility to be at locations where we believe there will be a change in traffic behaviour.

Improving driver behaviour

“We will be enforcing at the locations and aim to encourage motorists to improve their driver behaviour and adhere to the speed limits in place.

“Speed limits are in place for the safety of all road users.”

Chief Inspector Andy Barclay of Roads Policing North added: “With the expected increase in tourist travel over the coming months, the North Safety Camera Unit is taking the strategic approach of implementing short term deployment locations.”

Locations that have been confirmed near Forres are:

  • A96 Forres Bypass
  • A96 Forres to Elgin near Alves
  • B9040 Hopeman to Burghead near junction with Sigurd Street, Burghead
  • B9040 Lossiemouth to Hopeman near junction with B9012

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