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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15030: Brian Whittle (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 2 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to installing average speed cameras on the A77 between the Holmston and Whitletts roundabouts, in light of a recent fatal car crash and reports of regular car racing on this section of road.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 13 March 2018

Safety cameras are deployed through the Scottish Safety Camera Programme primarily where they have the greatest potential to reduce injury collisions and where there is evidence of both collisions and speeding. Site selection requirements are set out in the programme handbook which is available at: https://www.transport.gov.scot/media/4798/scottish-safety-camera-programme-handbook2.pdf

Transport Scotland have held discussions with key stakeholders following reports of anti-social driver behaviour on the A77 between Holmston and Whitletts roundabouts. In response, Police Scotland have directed resource into this area to encourage improved driver behaviour and speed limit compliance.