Keep the A9 Moving
The Inverness Courier has launched its Keep the A9 Moving campaign to raise the speed limit for lorries on single carriageway sections of the A9 between Inverness and Dunblane.
We believe the limit should increase from 40mph to 50mph to minimise delays and reduce frustration, a major cause of accidents, when average speed cameras are introduced along the 138-mile route next summer.
Scottish transport minister Keith Brown has announced that average speed cameras were being erected in a bid to curb the A9's gruesome death toll, but resisted pressure to bring forward plans to dual the road by 2025.
Lorry drivers admit they often break the current 40mph limit to keep traffic moving but will not be able to do so once the cameras are in place, prompting widespread concern that journey times will increase, hitting the economy and potentially causing a rise in frustration-related accidents.
Businesses are worried that the cameras will increase journey times between Inverness and the Central Belt, hitting their ability to compete.
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