Stay Alive on A85
A THREE- CAR crash on the A85 close to the Halfway House filling station has starkly illustrated the urgent need for better safety on the road.
A THREE-CAR collision on the A85 near the Halfway House Filling Station on Saturday afternoon (May 20) has starkly highlighted the need for enhanced safety measures on the road between Oban and Connel, a campaign supporter said this week.
A man involved in the incident has been charged with careless driving and a report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.
While not referring to this case, Bill Milne from Connel, who saw the accident, said: ‘ Highlighting the problems on the road through the Stay Alive on the A85 campaign, along with a concerted campaign by Oban police has started to change driver behaviour. I am sure that people are driving more carefully and considerably.
‘But accidents are still going to happen. There are definite improvements that should be made to the road. Often when one car overtakes before the corner at the Halfway House the driver is oblivious to the oncoming traffic due to the tight bend.
‘People who live here think there is plenty of time to overtake, while others think the A85 is a country road and that we all drive slowly for the fun of it.
‘The accident on Saturday was pointless. Overtaking on that section of the road gets you nowhere.’
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