An MSP is calling for a change in the criteria for placing average speed cameras on roads as he makes a plea for the technology to be added to the A75.
The Daily Record reports that, while speaking in a Holyrood debate, Galloway and West Dumfries member Finlay Carson highlighted issues in Crocketford and Springholm, two villages the Euroroute passes through.
It quotes Mr Carson as saying: “Why can’t average speed cameras be considered where communities are effected on an hourly basis and where other methods of speed detection are simply inadequate and ineffective, where police don’t have the resources and where they could play a huge part in protecting the health and wellbeing of roadside communities?
“I would ask the minister to consider changes to the rules and guidance not only to prevent serious collisions, but also to prevent the ongoing impact on rural villages.
“From the young and not so young, everybody has the right to feel safe as they go about their daily lives.
“We are fortunate in Scotland that this generally is the case, the majority of us don’t even give road safety a second thought when we leave our homes. Sadly, however, there are some who live in fear and anxiety as soon as they step outside their front doors.”
The Daily Record adds Mr Carson also called for key roads in the region to receive similar treatment to the A9 and be turned into dual carriageways.
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