Public Exhibitions on A9 Safety Plan

Issued on behalf of the A9 Safety Group

The first in a series of public exhibitions, outlining safety plans for the A9 is taking place in Inverness this week.

Representatives from the A9 Safety Group will be on-hand to take any questions about the engineering, education and enforcement measures that are taking place along the route as well as plans for average speed cameras.

The public will be able to see the design of the average speed camera system as well as get further information on planned safety enhancements such as improved safety barriers, lighting and vegetation clearance.

The exhibitions will be held at,

  • 28 February - Inverness – Millburn Room, Thistle Hotel
  • 3 March - Perth – Centenary Suite, McDiarmid Park, Crieff Road
  • 4 March - Pitlochry – River Room, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Foss Road
  • 5 March - Aviemore – Skye Room, Macdonald Highlands Hotel

All of them will open at 12 noon and close at 7 pm.

Chair of the A9 Safety Group, Stewart Leggett said:

“The safety issues on the A9 are complex and a variety of solutions are being used to help cut the number of fatal and serious accidents. All of these concentrate on engineering, education and enforcement.

“We want to hear what people think about our proposals and have the opportunity to explain the thinking and evidence behind them.

“The plan to have average speed cameras has sparked a great deal of constructive debate. Scottish, UK and global research shows that the cameras have a positive influence on driving behaviour and that they are consistently effective in reducing accidents, particularly those resulting in death and serious injury.

“The A9 Safety Group firmly believes that its co-ordinated programme of improvements will cut the number of accidents on the route in advance of and throughout the period of dualling and we look forward to telling people more about our work.”

Notes to editors

The latest information on the A9 Safety Group is available at

Contact: Karen MacKinnon 0141 272 7138

Published 25 Feb 2014 Tags