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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-08879: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 20 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of recent fatal accidents, what its position is on installing street lighting at the Toll of Birness junction on the A90.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 2 May 2017

In the last five years, no injury accidents at the A90 Toll of Birness junction have occurred in the hours of darkness, therefore there is no evidence to suggest that street lighting would reduce the risk of accidents occurring and we have no plans to install it.

The recent tragic fatal accident on 5 April 2017 did not occur at the junction itself and took place in daylight. There have been no other fatal accidents at the junction in the last ten years.