Lat­est fig­ures show speed cam­eras help re­duce A9 ca­su­al­ties

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS - MARK MACKAY

The lat­est A9 safety fig­ures show that aver­age speed cam­eras have helped to re­duce fa­tal and se­ri­ous ca­su­al­ties by al­most 37%.

The fig­ures now bring to­gether ev­i­dence from the first 30 months of the ac­tion on the route between Dun­blane and In­ver­ness.

Com­piled by the A9 safety group, they are said to show a sus­tained im­prove­ment in driver be­hav­iour.

They also show a longer-term trend of re­duced col­li­sions and ca­su­al­ties, with the num­ber of “fa­tal and se­ri­ous” col­li­sions between Dun­blane and In­ver­ness down by 32%.

Mean­while, mo­torists should ex­pect de­lays as “es­sen­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tion works” get un­der way on a du­alled sec­tion of the A9 at Kil­liecrankie.

They will take place on the re­tain­ing walls next to the car­riage­way and in­volve car­ry­ing out an in­spec­tion and test­ing of the wall sup­port sys­tems to check the struc­tures re­main safe and se­cure into the fu­ture.

The project starts on Mon­day and is sched­uled to take two weeks dur­ing which time the A9 will re­quire tem­po­rary lane clo­sures on both t he north­bound and south­bound car­riage­ways.

BEAR Scot­land’s Edie Ross said: “The lane clo­sures are es­sen­tial to make sure that ev­ery­one is kept safe dur­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

“Our teams will look to com­plete the works as quickly and safely as pos­si­ble.”

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