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.