Consultation soon for closed roads
The Motor Sports Association and Scottish Motor Sports have confirmed that a public consultation for developing closed-road legislation has taken a step closer.
Motorsport events cannot currently be held in Scotland due to the fact that any such event would suffer insurance difficulties under the 1990 closed road act. Therefore a new act needs to be drafted, but before the wording of the act can be created, a 12-week consultation period must take place first.
Both the MSA and SMS attended a recent meeting of the Motorsport on Public Roads Advisory Group in Scotland.
England and Wales passed legislation last year which enabled the MSA to grant closed road permits to events, with the approval of the relevant local highway authority.
MSA chairman David Richards said: “This is a further step towards reinstating some iconic motorsport events in Scotland, that have brought so much to their local communities, while providing the potential for new events to join the motorsport calendar in the future.”