Deaths and casualties in parts of Scotland have fallen by almost 100% thanks to speed cameras, it has been reported.
It is understood a report to the Northern Joint Police Board shows that the amount of people killed or seriously injured at 29 camera sites in the north has fallen from 37 to just one.
The Northern Constabulary were also keen to report that Since the cameras were introduced by the Northern Safety Camera Partnership in 2004, 27 people have been injured at the site, compared with 94 in the previous four years.
John Smith, Northern Constabulary's head of policing and the partnership's manager, told reporters: ‘When we launched Northern Safety Camera Partnership in July 2004 these 29 sites were identified as having a history of collisions and excessive speed.
‘In the three-and-a-half years since the launch of the partnership there has been a clear improvement in road safety at our sites. Safety cameras are, of course, only part of the solution and we work closely with our partner organisations to improve road safety for all road users.
‘Improved statistics do not mean that we can ever be complacent about road safety, educating drivers about the risks of excessive speed and changing driver behaviour remains our priority.’