Road crash woman makes plea for ‘keep left’ signs
A WOMAN injured in a crash on Skye has started a campaign calling for more signs and markings on roads to remind visitors to the isle to “keep left”.
Sharon Anslow said she tried to avoid a car on the wrong side of the road while driving to work in Portree.
Since the accident, other people have told her of similar incidents.
About 2,000 people have signed her Keep Left petition and it has the support of Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch MSP Kate Forbes.
Ms Anslow was freed from the wreckage of her car by firefighters following the accident, which happened on December 29.
She suffered bruising and a sprained ankle.
Ms Anslow said her petition aims to make the roads on Skye safer for both visitors and islanders.
“Accidents can happen from just a momentary lapse of concentration and drivers can be distracted by the beautiful scenery,” she said.
“More and clearer signs and road markings could help remind people to keep left.”
A Highland Council spokeswoman said: “Anyone wishing to petition the council should follow the council’s petitions procedure.”
A spokesman for Transport Scotland, which is responsible for the trunk road network on Skye, said: “Alongside accident clusters, we also look at accident patterns and rates in the form of route accident reduction plans. This ensures full consideration is given to accidents that may be spread along a corridor.
“Further investigations are carried out and, where appropriate, mitigation measures are prioritised and delivered.”