A9 safety plan
The A9 trunk road is the main route that connects central Scotland and the Highlands.
It stretches from Dunblane, situated north of Stirling, and travels north bypassing Perth and Inverness before finishing in Thurso.
The route is made up of single and dual carriageways with varying speed limits.
It carries a broad mix of road users comprising local drivers, commuters, freight transport and tourist traffic.
The A9 Safety Plan is managed by the A9 Safety Group.
This multi-agency group was set up by Transport Scotland in July 2012 to work closely together with partners to reduce road casualties on the route.
The main aim of the A9 Safety Group before and during the A9 dualling programme is to explore measures which could be introduced on the route using engineering, enforcement, education and encouragement to positively influence driver behaviour in a way that helps reduce road casualties.