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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-04144: ()

Date lodged: 28 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what research it has carried out to ascertain whether Gaelic road signage could be a potential hazard as drivers might take more time to read larger volumes of writing.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 14 November 2016

In 2012, Transport Scotland commissioned a study which looked at whether bilingual signs have had any effect on road safety. The study report is available via the following link: https://trl.co.uk/reports/PPR589

The study concluded that bilingual signs do not result in a significant increase in crash risk and accident involvement. An analysis of accident data in Scotland, carried out as part of the study also supported the conclusions.