Average speed cameras on the A9: EIR release

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

Information requested

1. How many individual Average Speed Camera Units are in position along the length of the A9 between Perth and Inverness?

2. How many of these units would be expected to be out of service at any one time?

3. How many prosecutions have been pursued since the introduction of the Average Speed Cameras on the A9 in October 2014?

As the information you have requested is 'environmental information' for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations. We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA.

This exemption is subject to the 'public interest test'. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes. This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request.


I have kept your numbering for ease of reference.

1. There are 24 average speed camera sites along the length of the A9 between Perth and Inverness.

2. The A9 average speed camera system has the capability to operate 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.

3. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance Transport Scotland does not have the information you have requested. Therefore we are refusing your request under the exception at regulation 10(4)(a) of the EIRs. This is because we do not hold records of prosecutions. However, you may wish to contact Police Scotland at foi@scotland.police.uk who may be able to help you.

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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