A75 safety signs win UK award
An innnovative sign system on the A75 has earned Scotland TranServ national recognition.
The road maintenance company scooped the prestigious Road Safety Scheme of the Year award at the UK-wide Highways Awards.
Their Vehicle Activated Sign ( VAS) project on the A75 75 through Dumfries s and Galloway has been n designed to “prevent nt injury and save lives”. ”.
Vincent Ta it, Scotland TranServ’s s road safety manager, r, said :“This iss a magnificent achievement for our hard- working and d innovative Strategic c Road Safety team.
“We identified a real need for the A75 5 and worked with h Transport Scotland to o develop the project and nd bring that to fruition, with long-term benefits for the safety of road users and particularly the hundreds of HGV drivers using this main artery every day.”
The need for the VAS scheme was identified after trawling through 10 years of statistics which reflected a potential issue with a disproportionate number of HGV accidents on the A75 through the region.
Scotland TranServ and Transport Scotland worked with intelligent intellige mobility experts at Cle Clearview Intelligence to dev develop the “smart” signs wh which identify a vehicle cla class and its speed limit by its axle length.
The VAS receives thi this information via ind inductive traffic loops sun sunk in the carriageway app approximately 100m from the sign in both app approaches.
S Scotland TranServ’s plan planned maintenance man manager Evan Ferguson add added: “What is most plea pleasing about this work is that behind each of these award award-winning winning sch schemes is a road safety project designed to prevent injury and save lives.”