Call for urgent action to deal with A90 crashes

Transport managers in Scotland are being urged to boost safety on the A90 following some serious accidents since traffic levels rose post-lockdown.

The Press and Journal reports politicians are calling on Transport Scotland to invest to make the road safer.

Liam Kerr, MSP told the paper, “

“We are continuing to see tragic accidents happening along the A90 at various junctions including Glenbervie, Drumlithie, Fourdon, Laurencekirk and Forfar – which is extremely worrying and highlights just how dangerous the long stretch is.

“The SNP are taking decades to improve safety on the A90, which is peppered with these dangerous junctions – something that is highlighted by the horrendous accident statistics.”

The road has had a successful installation of average speed cameras which have helped reduce the number of crashes but Mr Kerr argues it’s not enough, ““Speed cameras are not the answer to reducing crashes on the road – improving the design and layout of these junctions must be the main priority,” he said.

The paper adds that safety campaigners have been calling for improvements for more than 15 years and the £24 million flyover was confirmed in 2016, however in a letter to Angus North and Mearns MSP Mairi Gougeon, Transport Scotland’s chief executive Roy Brannen recently revealed it has received a “number of objections to the proposals” which could delay progress.

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