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    Health and Safety News

    A number of road safety measures to be introduced in Mintlaw

    By David Brown on November 11, 2014

    A number of new road safety measures for Mintlaw, Aberdeen are to be discussed at a committee meeting with members asked to give their approval on the proposals. The proposals concern a series of minor traffic management issues in certain areas of the community and these will be reviewed by local community group members as well as by Aberdeen Council’s transportation and infrastructure service and the Grampian police. The ‘at any time’ waiting restrictions will no longer be required in the southwest of Mintlaw Square and will be replaced with a 45-minute waiting restriction. The existing restrictions at the primary school in the area will also be amended. The current 43.5m ‘School Keep Clear’ restriction will be replaced with two 25m markings.

    At Mintlaw Square, three existing disabled parking bays will be enforced and an addition disabled bay will be created. Speed limits will be extended at the A950 and a 40mph speed limit will be reduced to a 30mph limit at a junction on Aden Park Estate. This is due to concerns raised among the safety of pedestrians crossing at the new housing estate built in this area. It is hoped that the proposals will help to manage the traffic in the area and prevent potential serious injuries or fatalities from road traffic accidents.

    Importance of controlling traffic

    In order to manage traffic in a community like this, it may be necessary to introduce road safety measures in order to prevent accidents. Having a high speed limit at a housing estate could cause an accident if there are limited areas for pedestrians to cross the roads. In addition, traffic management at areas where there is likely to be an abundance of pedestrians can help to minimise the risk of injury. This may include schools, shopping centres or small housing estates. Although many people are vigilant while driving, others do not always stay vigilant. If you have been involved in an accident that has caused you an injury, you may be entitled to compensation.

    When am I entitled to compensation?

    If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that is someone else’s fault, Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in making a compensation claim. For no-obligation advice and a chat with one of our experts, call us on our free 24-hour phone line. You can also contact us via our website using our 30-second test to get an idea of how successful your personal injury claim may be.

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    Date Published: November 11, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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