AN AVERAGE speed camera has been introduced on a busy Southside road after it was revealed only 30% of motorists keep to the speed limit there.

The £96,000 system on Parkhouse Road in Nitshill was identified during an annual safety camera selection process. Between 2014 - 18, there were five speed related crashes on the road including one which resulted in a serious injury.

Police Scotland area safety camera manager for the west, Alan Bowater, said: ‘The aim of the average speed camera system on Parkhouse Road is to encourage improved driver behaviour and speed limit compliance.

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"It is envisaged this will help to reduce the number of collisions on this stretch of road. Currently, less than 30% of vehicles are travelling within the speed limit at this site, which is unacceptable.

Three linked automatic plate recognition cameras will monitor the average speed of traffic over the section of the road between the junction at Whitriggs Road and Craigflower road. Cameras will be in front and back orientation and can snare possible offenders in both directions.

Mr Bowater added: "We operate a number of average speed cameras in 30mph urban areas and they are proven to make roads safer for local communities."

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Glasgow City Councillor Anna Richardson said "The introduction of Glasgow’s first average speed camera system underlines our commitment to creating a road system where there are no serious or fatal incidents. Slowing vehicle speeds opens up opportunities for people to walk and cycle more often, which in turn improves the environment we all live in.

"The average speed cameras will help to address issues with driver behaviour along Parkhouse Road and help to make the road safer for all users, including drivers.’ ‘I am very grateful for our continued partnership working with Safety Cameras Scotland, which is ensuring on going improvements to road safety for our most vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists."