A75 safety signs win UK award

The Galloway News - - DISTRICT NEWS -

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.”

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