A947 Still a talking point

Aberdeenshire Council campaigner Paul Johnston has been knocking on doors and speaking to Oldmeldrum residents. The issue of Road safety especially on the A947 remains high on mamy peoples lists of local concern.

“From looks of things the issue remains. The road scares people at times. Traffic speed is far too high”


The concerns are not restricted to the long open stretches of road. Speeding through Meldrum and settlements like Hattoncrook, have also been voiced to  Councillor Paul Johnston.

“While we need renewed efforts to improve aspects of the road – and the council has had plenty of discussion about strategies – we need to use all the tools in the box and consider average speed cameras as part of the mix.”

As a councillor Paul has been pressing for pilot studies on the benefits of average speed cameras on principle roads other than dual carriageways.

Cllr Paul Johnston has welcomed the announcement from Transport Scotland that the A90 from Stonehaven to Dundee will be fitted with ASC (average speed cameras) in 2018.

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