Queensferry Crossing speeding fines should not have been used as a 'cash cow'

Scottish Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser today (Tuesday) said he feels fines handed out to motorists who had to endure years of speed restrictions during the building of the Queensferry Crossing should not have been used as a cash cow.

The politician, who represents the Mid Scotland and Fife region, was reacting to figures produced by the Scottish Government which reveal that fines dished out to motorists rose from 36 in the July to September period in 2015, to 1,095, during July to September in 2017.

Commenting, Mr Fraser said: “These traffic restriction speed cameras were in place for an extensive period during the building of the Queensferry Crossing.

“While there never can be an excuse for speeding, I can understand the frustration of drivers at being forced to drive at 40mph over such a long period of time during the building of the Crossing.

“It’s very important that speed camera systems are used as only as an effective traffic management tool and to promote road safety, and not used just as a cash cow to take money from motorists".

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