New average speed cameras were installed at the M8 in Glasgow today - and will be there for several months.

The temporary cameras will enforce a 40mph speed limit on the motorway between junctions 13 and 14.

We reported that Amey on behalf of Transport Scotland was carrying out essential resurfacing on the M8 eastbound, which includes the M80 off-slip road at junction 1.

The work began on Monday, February 12 and is expected to continue over the coming months.

During this time, the Temporary Average Speed Cameras at Roadworks (TASCAR) systems will be enforcing temporary speed limits for the safety of road users and workers.

Most of the work is done overnight when there is less traffic, and this is when speeding offences are found to occur at their highest. 

TASCAR systems are shown to control speeds over a greater distance in areas of roadworks, reducing heavy braking and acceleration thus improving road safety.

This scheme will benefit around 32,000 road users each day, by improving the condition of the carriageway and reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in the future.

Further information on Safety Cameras Scotland and camera locations can be found at