Recent figures show A90 is the most dangerous road in Scotland
Recent figures released by Police Scotland show that 64 people were killed on Scotland’s roads in the first six months of 2017.
The A90 route between Fraserburgh and Perth was also identified as Scotland’s most dangerous route with 35 fatalities and 147 serious collisions between 2013 and 2016.
Previous stats found the A9 to be the country’s most notorious highway but this has changed after a 43% reduction in fatalities and casualties over the last three years.
With a serious accident every 10 days, it is clear that something needs to be done.
One of the targeted improvements is the implementation of average speed cameras.
Average speed cameras introduced on the A90
As the average speed cameras introduced on the A9 have reduced the number of accidents on the A9, Police Scotland hope that the average speed cameras switched on at the end of October, will have the same affect on the A90.
Excessive speed contributes to 14% of road collisions in which someone is killed. It is hoped that the use of average speed cameras will have a positive influence on driver behaviour ensuring a safer environment for all road users.
Despite the improvements south of Aberdeen, there are still calls for further action. The Why Stop at Ellon group believes that dualling the A90 north of the town would reduce the amount of accidents between Fraserburgh and Ellon.
With the high volume of rural and industrial traffic, the group hope that dualling the road would better handle the commuter and haulage traffic.
Digby Brown Solicitors recommends driving smart
- Always ensure you can stop safely to an unexpected hazard
- Be aware of speed limits
- Always drive to the road conditions
- Plan your route before setting off
- Treat unfamiliar roads with caution
- Beware of the behaviour of other vehicles that are driving around you
Our Aberdeen personal injury solicitors see first-hand the upsetting impact that road traffic accidents have on individuals and families in Aberdeenshire.
We strongly encourage everyone to take care on the roads as even a moments lapse in concentration can have serious consequences.