Scotland’s safety camera partnerships – which operate speed cameras in conjunction with local police, councils and other authorities – run 169 roadside speed cameras across the country.

But statistics released under freedom of information show that only 20 per cent of those cameras are active and ready to snap speeding drivers at any given time. That represents a drop from the one in three cameras working in 2011.

Reported by the Scottish Herald. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.