Sunday, 10 July 2016

Fatal accidents on A9 drop by a third after introduction of speed cameras . . .


Fatal accidents on A9 drop by a third after introduction of speed cameras

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Average speed cameras on the A9

FATAL accidents on a stretch of the A9 have dropped by a third since average speed cameras were introduced.

New figures, covering the 15 months up until the end of January 2016, were produced by Transport Scotland and show the average number of fatal casualtiesbetween Dunblane and Inverness is down by 30%.

Fatal and serious collisions combined have also reduced by almost 44%.

The number of serious injury casualties between Perth and Inverness is down by over 70%

And, the number of speeding vehicles between the towns from October 2014 to April 24 this year is now one in ten compared to a benchmark of one in three.

Chairman of the A9 Safety Group Stewart Leggett said the motorway is now a "safer place".

He added: “The A9’s improved road safety performance continues as the latest figures show the majority of drivers continue to respect the speed limits.

The speed cameras were installed to make it a "safer" road

“With road deaths down 30 per cent and the number of people seriously injured down over 70 per cent, today’s results confirm the A9 is a safer place now than it was before the A9 Safety Group began its work.

“Fewer incidents are disrupting traffic and along this key route and these improvements have been delivered against a background of increasing traffic volumes and improved journey time reliability.”


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