The A9 is one of the major roads which runs from Falkirk to the North of Scotland and is often used by truck drivers and commuters travelling through Inverness and Dunblane. It was also historically the route between Edinburgh and John O’Groats.
The A9 was recently installed with the longest network of speed cameras on any road and speed limits for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) was raised from 40mph to 50mph on single carriageways. As the road is one of the most dangerous in the country, truckers complained which caused the raised speed limits. It is hoped this, combined with the new average speed cameras will help to save lives on the road.
The number of fatal accidents and serious crashes on the single carriageways of the road are higher than the national average making the new measures necessary. A number of truck drivers called for the speed limit to be raised due to being frustrated by slower drivers on the roads.
The Institute of Advanced Motorists has welcomed the new cameras, which will be installed at 27 sites across the A9. Cars on the A9 may be travelling at different speeds but driving over the speed limit is likely to cause an accident. If you have been involved in a car accident on the A9 and someone else was driving dangerously, you could be entitled to compensation for any injuries sustained.
Road safety and traffic control
A-carriage roads often see many accidents due to the varying speeds of motorists but this new camera system should help to lower the speed of drivers on one of Britain’s more dangerous roads.
HGVs should take extra care when driving at speed as they have a number of blind spots which other drivers could get caught in. If you have been involved in a car accident on the A9 and someone else was driving recklessly, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
How to get advice
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that was someone else’s fault, you could make a claim for compensation if you have sustained injuries in the accident.
Our team of advisers at Accident Advice Helpline can help if you are seeking some support when making your claim.
To get in touch just visit our website and enter some details into our online form. However, if you wish to obtain some no-obligation advice on your case, give us a call free on 0800 689 0500 today.
Date Published: April 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen