A transport body is set to write to a government minister asking for more flexibility in the location of speed cameras.
National guidelines state speed cameras must be used at locations where there is evidence of both collisions and speeding – normally focusing on “cluster site” locations identified locally.
But transport partnership Nestrans is calling for more flexibility to respond to changing circumstances.
On Wednesday, the board will be asked to write to Transport Minister Humza Yousaf outlining their concerns.
A report to the Nestrans board said: “In both Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, there has been real difficulty in identifying new safety camera enforcement sites which meet the criteria, during the past few years.
“This appears to be due to reductions in overall collision numbers, as well as fewer cluster sites being identified.
“In practice, recent annual site identification liaison has led to very few changes to safety camera enforcement locations.”
The report adds it used to be possible to allocate 15% of their operational time to “exception sites” but that this ability has been withdrawn.
It said: “It was also used locally on routes/areas of specific seasonal issues, e.g. Deeside and Donside, which saw increased levels of motorcycle traffic and collisions over the summer months.”
A Transport Scotland spokesman said: “We welcome the fact that local road collisions and casualties across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are reducing and we are pleased that safety cameras have and continue to play a pivotal role in terms of improving driver behaviour.
“Safety cameras are deployed primarily where they have the greatest potential to reduce injury collisions and where there is evidence of both collisions and speeding.
“The Transport Minister attended the Nestrans Board meeting in Aberdeen earlier this year and we look forward to continue engaging with them going forward.”