New road safety measures for Ayrshire coast

Transport Scotland has been working closely with local communities on the changes which came into force at the beginning of July.

In Fairlie, a range of measures have been put in place to manage the speed of vehicles traveling through the village. New signs and markings will underline to drivers that they are entering a restricted speed area, road markings have been improved and new vehicle activated signs will inform drivers when they are breaking the speed limit.

New, more modern vehicle activated signs have also been installed in Largs, Seamill and West Kilbride.

Further engineering measures will be put in place in West Kilbride by September when maintenance works in the area are completed. This will include improved lining and markings to remind drivers to slow down.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:

“Road safety is extremely important and Transport Scotland is committed to doing all it can to improve safety in towns and villages across the country.

“We have worked with communities along the A78 in recent months to find the most appropriate ways of addressing concerns in each of these areas and we are confident that the measures being taken forward will be effective.

“Additional action is being taken forward in Fairlie, where we are investigating whether traffic signals can be activated by vehicles traveling at excessive speed. We hope to be able to update the local community on this by the end of August.”

Published 22 Jul 2014