Most of them tend to stay in the same place, but local police forces also utilise mobile speed cameras which can be set up at accident blackspots where there is a history of road traffic incidents over a three year or more period.
The mobile speed cameras used by Safety Cameras Scotland are operated from marked safety camera vans by police staff or from a safety camera motorbike operated by police officers.
Police Officers can also enforce the speed limit using laser speed guns at locations where there is an issue with speed.
Safety Cameras Scotland follows an evidence based site selection process, which means that selecting a site through to a camera enforcing at a site is a lengthy process. The criteria set for choosing when and where to deploy a camera site is set out here.
Here are the mobile speed cameras currently active in and around Edinburgh, as highlighted by the Scottish Government’s dedicated website.
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