Po­li­ce­plan­ning NorthCoast500crack­down

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

A ma­jor new road safety strat­egy for the High­lands and is­lands is be­ing drawn up by po­lice to cope with the soar­ing num­ber of mo­torists us­ing the North Coast 500.

The re­gion’s new po­lice chief, Ge­orge Mac­Don­ald, re­vealed that the force was pre­par­ing to launch the “pan-High­land road safety plan” in the spring.

Traf­fic on key High­land roads has more than dou­bled in re­cent years and the trend is set to con­tinue as a re­sult of the bur­geon­ing pop­u­lar­ity of the North Coast 500 route. Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Mac­Don­ald said the force was tak­ing ac­tion to ad­dress fears.

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