A FIXED speed camera will begin enforcement from next week on a busy road connecting Dumbarton and Helensburgh due to the number of vehicles driving "inappropriately".

Main Road in Cardross, which acts as a commuter route between the two towns, will have a camera operating indefinitely from Monday, April 22.

Safety Cameras Scotland (SCS), which works within Police Scotland, announced the move after 56 per cent of vehicles on the road were found to be travelling over the 30 miles per hour speed limit.

The site was highlighted during the organisations site selection after nine injury collisions were recorded over a five-year period.

Inspector Bart Simonis, area inspector for local policing, said: "Road Safety remains a local policing priority across Argyll and Bute.

"We have been working closely with a host of partners delivering various initiatives and events to improve decision making and influence driver behaviour across our communities.

"We are fortunate to have our specialist roads policing officers based locally who continue to supplement and support local policing.

"I know the community of Cardross are fully behind this enforcement plan and we look forward to seeing an improvement in driver behaviour."

Alan Bowater, area manager for the West Safety Camera Unit, added: "Motorists need to be reminded that they should drive cautiously and at a moderate speed through villages, and the effective placement of the fixed speed camera should act as a deterrent to those driving at inappropriate speeds.

"Drivers who continue to travel at irresponsible speeds through this residential area will face a £100 fine and three penalty points."