Bid for speed cameras though Loch Ness village after concerns raised in Drumnadrochit
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A Highlands MSP is calling for speed cameras in a village on the banks of Loch Ness after he says drivers are paying no heed to a 30mph limit.
MSP and road safety campaigner David Stewart, representing the Highlands and Islands, has launched a bid for cameras after residents told him that not even HGV drivers are adhering to the law.
Mr Stewart has now written to Transport Scotland’s chief executive Roy Brannen and Police Scotland's chief superintendent Conrad Trickett to raise concerns from residents that traffic is consistently speeding through Drumnadrochit.
Mr Stewart called on Transport Scotland to place speed cameras along this route and told the chief superintendent he would support any roads policing initiative that could make this road safer for motorists and pedestrians.
On the back of the concerns raised by Mr Stewart he said Transport Scotland’s roads director Hugh Giles had pledged to survey the traffic to check speed levels, in the first instance.
Mr Stewart said: “I will be keeping my focus on this issue and in the meantime, I would urge all motorists travelling on our busy routes to pay attention, adhere to the speed limits which are clearly highlighted and drive in a manner that shows respect to other road users and pedestrians.”
Drumnadrochit resident John Slater said: “I am almost certain the majority of the traffic, especially the HGVs, are passing through Drumnadrochit and Lewiston faster than they ever did since the speed of the road was lowered to 30mph in 2018."
Drumnadrochit seems to be one of the only villages in the region not to have speed cameras. I am so grateful that Mr Stewart is fighting our corner on this issue.”