Date lodged: 18 May 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how Transport Scotland ensures that communities can engage in the monitoring of how well (a) speed cameras, (b) speed limits, (c) traffic calming initiatives and (d) other road safety measures are operating in their areas, and what review it carries out of the effectiveness of this engagement.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 7 June 2018
Transport Scotland engages with individuals and communities across Scotland on a range of road safety issues and initiatives. In all cases, we seek to support the delivery of the Scottish Government’s established casualty reduction targets by using appropriate evidence and community engagement in tandem to develop a scheme that meets a particular location or issue. Many of these engagements, for instance those on speed limits or roads safety interventions are governed by statutory requirements, which make specific provision for publications, notifications, engagement and responses and we must follow the necessary steps to ensure any action we propose to take is defensible in line with the relevant legislation and likely to be effective on the basis of the evidence.