Recently released figures have shown a meteoric rise in the number of motorists being charged with speeding from Dundee to Stonehaven.
Between October and December of 2017, Safety Cameras Scotland recorded 534 offences. Between January and March 2018 this figure drastically jumped to 2124.
The average speed cameras on the A90 officially went live on the 31st of October 2017 and the 51.5 mile stretch between Dundee and Stonehaven has 30 fixed average speed camera installations.
Of the 2124 recorded offences, 921 were given fixed penalty notices. Speeders who receive an FPN must pay a £100 fine and are given a 3 point endorsement on their licence. This means the total value of fines given to speeding motorists in the first three months of 2018 on the A90 comes to an eye-watering £92,100.
On top of that 118 of the 921 drivers who were issued an FPN were reported to the Procurator Fiscal. This happens when a driver is travelling at an excessive speed or has a foreign licence.
Whereas the dual carriageway used to be enforced by occasional fixed and mobile speed cameras, the drastic increase in the number of offences recorded is likely down to average camera switch on. Safety Cameras Scotland have said that “average speed cameras will help to make the entire route that much safer”
A full list of the figures can be found here