The Oban Times & WEST HIGH­LAND TIMES

The Oban Times - - Letters -

Withthe Easter week­end see­ing a sig­nif­i­cant rise in the num­ber of peo­ple vis­it­ing to Oban, it has again brought the amount of traf­fic on the A85, and the safety of the road, into sharp fo­cus.

For those who live lo­cally and use the A85 reg­u­larly, many will be have been dread­ing the in­crease in mo­torists – those who back up traf­fic due to their slow progress, as well as those driv­ers who, im­pa­tient and frus­trated, take chances with their own lives as well as their fel­low road users in or­der to get where they want a few min­utes faster.

And that is why The Oban Times’ cam­paign to make the road safer – Stay Alive on the A85 – is so vi­tal. We make no apol­ogy for want­ing to im­prove road safety by seek­ing a re­duc­tion in the speed limit and dou­ble white lines along the en­tire length of road be­tween Con­nel and Oban, or to cre­ate a layby at Pen­ny­fuir ceme­tery to in­crease safety for the griev­ing.

As this week’s ar­ti­cle on page five shows, any ac­ci­dent on the road not only has dev­as­tat­ing con­se­quences for those in­volved and their fam­i­lies, it im­pacts all of us, and our econ­omy. So we would urge you to sign our pe­ti­tion slip on page five and help us make the A85 safer for ev­ery­one.

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