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Published date : 28 January, 2015

Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart, is to write to Danny Alexander and ask him to drop his campaign to have the average speed cameras on the A9 taken down. This week’s statistics showed that accidents and speeding were down on the A9.

Speaking today Mr Wishart said:

“The average speed cameras have reduced speeding and cut accidents and in every sense of the word they have been a success. 

“My constituents feel more secure on this road and journeys on the A9 are now undertaken without the same sense of trepidation and fear. No longer do motorists constantly have to look into their rear view mirror wondering when the next car travelling at 85MPH overtaking several vehicles at once is going to arrive. 

“This is why Danny Alexander must stop his campaign to have these cameras taken down. Taking them down now would be to expose my constituents to renewed risk and return this killer road to its former state.

“It is simply irresponsible and beyond belief that a UK Secretary of State could campaign to tolerate speeding and put people at risk. He must now apologise to the people of Perthshire and end this nonsensical campaign.

“I asked Danny Alexander to debate safety issues on the A9 with me and that offer still stands. The people of Perthshire and the Highlands require to hear his case for speed. I will in the meantime continue to support any efforts to increase safety on this road.”

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