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Road Collision Expert Backs A9 Improvement Calls

MSPs Debate Potential Changes To Route


Growing calls for improvements to be made to the A9 road in Scotland have been welcomed by a serious injury specialist at Irwin Mitchell.

Campaigners have been demanding that the route, between Perth and Inverness, to be upgraded and dualled to reduce the number of road traffic collisions which take place on the road every year.

The government is being urged to quickly push ahead with making changes to the A9, while the issue was also the subject of a debate between MSPs at Holyrood this week.

Commenting on the issue, Elaine Russell of Irwin Mitchell’s Glasgow office said: “There is much evidence that the A9 has become something of an accident blackspot, considering the number of serious and fatal incidents to take place on the road over the past few years.

“Because of this, it is vital that the government pay serious attention to looking at ways to making the route safer for everyone who uses it.

“Through our work with those who have been serious injured in traffic collisions, we regularly see just how devastating such incidents can be on those involved. Any idea that could lead to a reduction in collisions must be considered and dualling appears to be one particularly strong suggestion.”