Officials from the Scottish Safety Camera Programme in the UK are considering moving all fixed ‘wet film’ speed cameras in Scotland to digital ones.

The $11.6m (£7m) project involves replacing the existing 225 fixed cameras in the country, including 47 to catch traffic light jumpers, with new ones over the next five to seven years.

It is hoped the cameras will enhance road safety, discouraging drivers to speed up to beat the lights and signals as well as reduce camera operating costs, according to officials.

The move is also expected to benefit police in issuance of notices to traffic offenders as the law allows a maximum of 14 days for police to issue the notice whereas the camera film is collected only once a week.

Work is already underway in Glasgow to replace 13 red light cameras under the programme.