Lorry lobby derails the case for a safer A9 [Scotsman]





Date: 04/04/2014

Scotland’s killer road has just got more deadly while the safest form of transport wasn’t even given a look-in, argues David Spaven. The crude politics of the Perth-Inverness transport corridor will just not go away. Despite the safety gloss being presented to the public, new evidence obtained from the Scottish Government by the Rail Freight Group (RFG) shows that the planned increase in lorry speed limits from 40mph to 50mph on single-carriageway sections of the A9 is being driven by “operational benefits” and more lives will be lost as the price of government helping to keep truckers competitive. [From David Spaven]


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Lorry lobby derails the case for a safer A9

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Scotland’s killer road has just got more deadly – while the safest form of transport wasn’t even given a look-in, argues David Spaven