Scottish Safety Camera Programme

Logo for the programmeThe Scottish Safety Camera Programme aims to reduce the number of casualties on Scotland’s roads and engender a culture of speed limit and red traffic signal compliance by providing a visible and effective deterrent.

Road traffic deaths in Scotland are at their lowest levels since records began, and safety cameras play a crucial role in speed enforcement.


Safety Cameras van

The Programme is delivered by local partnerships. Key stakeholders in these partnerships include Local Authorities, Police Scotland, Transport Scotland, the Scottish Courts Service, local NHS Boards, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

For more information on local safety camera partnership activity or for partnership contact details please click on the links below:

Central Scotland Safety Camera Partnership North East Safety Camera Partnership
Dumfries & Galloway Safety Camera Partnership Northern Safety Camera Partnership
Fife Safety Camera Partnership Strathclyde Safety Camera Partnership
Lothian & Borders Safety Camera Partnership Tayside Safety Camera Partnership




The Scottish Safety Camera Programme handbook provides rules, guidance and processes for the Programme in Scotland. The current handbook can be found by following the link below.

View the Scottish Safety Cameras handbook version 1.2.1, March 2012 (PDF, 1.1 MB)


A Review of the Scottish Safety Camera Programme is currently taking place, concerned with the delivery and outcomes of the Programme. As part of the Review, a consultation has now commenced seeking views on the purpose, structure, and governance of safety camera partnerships. The consultation document, respondent information form and a copy of the stakeholder letter are available here where you will find details of how to submit your views. The consultation will close on 19 May 2014, and any responses received after this date are unlikely to be included in the consultation analysis.

Safety cameras are an integral element of our Road Safety Framework to 2020, and are recognised as an effective means of reducing accidents. The principle of safety camera enforcement on Scotland’s roads, as part of our Road Safety Framework, is not part of this Review.

Contact us

Scottish Safety Camera Programme
Buchanan House
58 Port Dundas Road
Glasgow G4 0HF