Holyrood to probe claims on A9 speed cameras

By Cameron Brooks

Published: 29/01/2014

AN INFLUENTIAL group of MSPs has launched an inquiry into controversial plans to instal average-speed cameras on Scotland’s most notorious road.

Holyrood’s public petitions committee agreed yesterday to investigate claims that lining 136 miles of the A9 between Inverness and Dunblane with the devices would not address the principal cause of accidents – dangerous overtaking manoeuvres.

SNP MSP Angus MacDonald said he had seen drivers playing “Russian roulette” on the road and backed the decision to raise concerns with the Scottish Government, Police Scotland and motoring and haulage groups.

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