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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-11086: Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 5 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to increasing the HGV speed limit on the A75.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 20 September 2017

There are no current plans to increase the HGV speed limit on the A75 or any other trunk road as we believe that there is insufficient evidence in this area to justify a change. A 50 mph HGV pilot is ongoing on single-carriageway sections of the A9. However, this incorporates an average speed camera system in order to mitigate the risks. The trial will be evaluated after a three-year period, with any relevant lessons considered.