Speed­ing through Mu­sadale

Campbeltown Courier - - LETTERS -


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.

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