A reduction in the speed limit from 70mph to 40mph on a busy North-east road has been welcomed.
New 40mph signs were put in place on the A96 at Tyrebagger over the weekend.
Transport Scotland decided to drop the limit from Craibstone roundabout to Chapel of Stoneywood-Fairly Road to reflect the new road layout following AWPR works.
A speed camera on the route facing north towards Inverurie has now been set to match the limit.
In a video seen by the Evening Express the speed camera caught two drivers in the space of just 10 seconds.
Councillor Fergus Hood, who represents East Garioch and the Blackburn community, today welcomed the introduction of the speed limit.
He said: “We know speeding has historically been an issue in the area and I personally welcome the 40mph speed limit.
“I am aware of there being a number of serious incidents on the Tyrebagger road over the years. This measure will help to improve road safety.”
He added: “Speeding is something that is commented on a lot to me at community council meetings.”
Cllr Hood urged motorists to give themselves plenty of time for their journey.
He said: “I’d urge people to leave a bit more time for their journey and give themselves five or 10more minutes to get totheir destination, and for congestion.”
The reduction in the limit comes as a Police Scotland report reveals the A96 has been targeted by officers in a bid to reduce the number of crashes,
In a report that was due to be heard by Aberdeenshire Council’s communities committee today, Chief Superintendent Campbell Thomson said: “Officers targeted our priority routes of A90, A96, A98, A93, A944 and the A947, as analysis shows all have had higher instances of injury collisions.
“Officers have used a mixture of high visibility marked vehicles along with the use of unmarked cars.”
Between April 2016 and March 2017 103 people were killed or seriously injured in Aberdeenshire, down from 134 on the previous year.