A90 average speed cameras catch out thousands of motorists

A total of 30 average speed cameras will operate on the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven

More than 5,000 motorists have been caught out by average speed cameras on the North-east’s busiest road in the last year.

Transport Scotland officially switched on the new, permanent average speed cameras on the A90 Dundee to Stonehaven road on Tuesday.

Work on the £2 million project to install the 30 devices on the 50-mile stretch between the City of Discovery and the Aberdeenshire town began earlier this year.

However, motorists are ignoring the temporary cameras already in place at Stonehaven, Charleston and between Balmedie and Blackdog.

New figures show that the Charleston cameras alone have caught 3,369 drivers breaking the rules since January.

The Balmedie-Blackdog cameras have caught nearly 1,200 motorists since last July, while 539 have been caught at Stonehaven since May.

Speeding tickets were issued to 3,124 of those caught, and 803 were referred to the Procurator Fiscal.