New speed limit from Dunblane to Inverness must be properly enforced, says FTA
The decision to install the new average speed camera system which will run from Dunblane to Inverness follows an on-going review of evidence as well as careful consideration of the views of the A9 Safety Group – to which FTA has contributed on behalf of its members over the last year.
The A9 system will be the second in Scotland. The first was installed on the A77 in Ayrshire between Bogend Toll and Ardwell Bay in 2005. Since then there has been a 46% reduction in fatal accidents and 35% reduction in serious accidents on the route.
Malcolm Bingham, FTA head of Road Network Management Policy, who attended the A9 Safety Group Meeting this week, commented: ‘While many FTA members believe that it would be safer to reduce the speed differential on single carriageway roads, and we are disappointed that no trial of reducing this differential has yet been forthcoming, it is important that any speed limit set must be properly enforced. FTA member companies are operating at a disadvantage when competing with those who are blatantly ignoring it.
‘Camera enforcement used to detect differential speed from cars and HGV’s will help those operators who comply with the limits set by legislation,’ he added.