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S5W-18568: Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 4 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of a number of recent road accidents on a stretch of the A90/Newtonhill junction, involving vehicles leaving the carriageway and colliding with roadside ornaments, what action is it taking to prevent future accidents and the possible injury or death of road users.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 18 September 2018

Road safety is of paramount importance to the Scottish Government. The A90 at Newtonhill has been considered in our recent annual assessment of trunk road safety performance and has not been identified as an area for further investigation. There has been one recorded personal injury accident on the A90 in the vicinity of Newtonhill junction within the last three years up to 7 May 2018 involving a vehicle leaving the carriageway. The Police are not required to record damage only accidents.