No surprise that A82 is Scotland’s deadliest road

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has said that he is not surprised that  the A82 trunk road, which links Glasgow and Inverness, via Fort William, has been confirmed as Scotland’s deadliest road.

A Freedom of Information request has revealed that 73 serious or fatal accidents took place between January 2017 and Summer 2019 on the road.

Mr Cameron said: “Unfortunately, I am not at all surprised by these very sad statistics.

“All of us who regularly travel along the A82 know this is a route which badly needs investment, as does so much of the transport infrastructure across Argyll and Lochaber."

“For instance,  the A83, another key road in Argyll, has had a significant number of casualties too."

“SNP ministers need to understand that poor, and indeed, dangerous, road infrastructure, puts lives at risk, as well as affecting economic growth across the region.”

 

HCUA Comment:

Under the SNP, investment in roads across the Highlands and Islands has been pitiful.  Whilst other areas have seen billions spent, road improvement projects across the north and west languish, on top of the ferries fiasco that Sturgeon has presided over. 

The ten worst roads in Scotland, by the number of serious or fatal accidents, were revealed as:

1.       A82 (Glasgow to Inverness via Fort William) – 73 

  1. A9 (Falkirk to Thurso) – 69
  2. A90 (Edinburgh to Fraserburgh via Dundee and Aberdeen) – 59
  3. A77 (Glasgow to Portpatrick) – 40
  4. A96 (Aberdeen to Inverness) – 39
  5. M8 (Edinburgh to Glasgow) – 35
  6. M74 (A74(M)) (Gretna to Glasgow) – 35
  7. A85 (Perth to Oban)– 33
  8. A92 (Dunfermline to Aberdeen) – 33
  9. A83 (Argyll) – 28

  

More information available here:

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18593865.a82-scotlands-deadliest-road-countrys-motor-death-toll-statistics-unveiled/