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Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick supports call for tighter controls on speeding vehicles on North Coast 500 (NC500)

By Ian Duncan

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Emma Roddick MSP.
Emma Roddick MSP.

A Highlands and Islands MSP has voiced support for further measures to combat speeding drivers on the North Coast 500 (NC500).

Emma Roddick said: “Speeding drivers are a huge concern for residents of the towns and villages the NC500 passes through.

"The route is often narrow with many twists and turns, and it’s very easy for an accident to occur if cars are travelling at speed.

“Local residents have lost their pets to speeding vehicles and have had near-misses with drivers travelling above the speed limit.

“The NC500 is not fit for purpose, and the overwhelming concerns from residents along the route demonstrates this.

“I fully support the efforts of local communities in seeking tighter controls on speeding on the NC500 and I will work towards helping them achieve this.”

Roddick has voiced concerns in the past over the lack of infrastructure and controls to support increasing visitor numbers.

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