Community council calls for speed cut at accident black spot
A report by transport chiefs has shown a dramatic U-turn in driver behaviour on the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven since the introduction of average speed cameras.
The study has been welcomed by Tealing Community Council, which has been campaigning for improvements on the route for some time – however, the group insists it still wants to see a reduction in the speed limit.
The Transport Scotland report shows 99 out of every 100 motorists are sticking within the speed limit since the 30 cameras were switched on along a 50-mile stretch of road last May. It also shows a reduction in the number of vehicles exceeding the speed limit by more than 10mph.
A spokesperson for Tealing Community Council said: “The reduction in speed on the stretch through the village is noticeable and is an important factor in helping to reduce the number of collisions on this acknowledged accident blackspot.
“However, even with these improvements in driver behaviour the challenges of crossing this complex system of junctions between the city boundary, through Tealing and up to Glamis remains, as witnessed by the fact that there was another accident at the Glamis junction only recently.
“We therefore repeat our call for the speed limit on this stretch of the A90 to be reduced to 50mph and also for the addition of on and off slips at the junctions.”
The group said it was also pushing for early publication of a junctions safety review carried out recently by Bear Scotland for Transport Scotland.
A spokesperson for Bear Scotland said: “We met with Tealing Community Council last summer to listen to their concerns.
“We’re currently undertaking a road safety study for the A90 at Tealing and we will meet with the community council to discuss draft findings next month.
“Following this we will finalise the report and issue it to Transport Scotland in the spring to review.”