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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-13134: Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 4 December 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its position on whether the 40mph "buffer zone" on Doune Road in Dunblane should be reviewed, in light of its proximity to the Grant Drive/Wallace Road crossing, which is used by school children to cross.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 13 December 2017

The road to which this PQ refers is a local road and, therefore, under the jurisdiction of its relevant Local Authority - in this case Stirling Council. Local Authorities have a statutory duty to promote road safety and take steps to both reduce and prevent accidents. In this respect it is for the Council to consider appropriate measures which will safeguard road users and residents, and to determine the priority that should be given to any road safety measures. It is not for Scottish Ministers to intervene in a Local Authority’s day-to-day performance of these particular duties.