Speeding through Musadale
I live adjacent to the A83 in a 40 mph area and can watch the traf- fic whilst doing the crossword of a morning!
In recent weeks a large number of motorcyclists have passed in both directions, sometimes several at a time.
What has been very noticeable is that, without exception, they have adhered to the speed limit for which the residents offer thanks. This is unlike other users.
I estimate that 50 per cent of cars, 40 per cent of HGV vehicles and 100 per cent of white vans exceed the speed limit, occasionally the 60 mph limit as well.
The only time there is a 100 per cent adherence is on the few occasions in the year when the police are outside the shop with a radar gun, and for 10 minutes after they’ve gone.
Between Tarbet and Tarbert every settlement with a speed restriction has it reinforced with a flashing warning to vehicles exceeding it.
For the three restricted areas between Tarbert and Campbeltown, Clachan, Muasdale and Kilchenzie there is no such provision.
Is this simply because of the relatively recent trunk road extension from Kennacraig and they will be installed in due course?
Perhaps our newly elected councillor, Alistair Redman, could investigate. Tony Williams, Grumpy Old Man, Muasdale.