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Hardcore of drivers ignoring A9 limits despite speeding reduction

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Hundreds of motorists are continuing to break the speed limit on the A9 despite the presence of average speed cameras.

TheCourier.co.uk reports that, while the cameras have had a marked and lasting impact upon drivers, with speeds reduced and the number of offences slashed, a hardcore of travellers continue to ignore the limits between Dunblane and Inverness.

It says the A9 Safety Group and Police Scotland say compliance levels have been “exceptionally high” and the level of “excessive speeding” extremely low since the system went online on October 28, 2014.

In total since then there have been 11,402 vehicles detected by the system exceeding the speed limit, averaging around eleven vehicles each day exceeding the limits set upon the road between Dunblane and Perth and between Perth and Inverness.

That compares to an average of 12,000 per year before the cameras were installed, contributing to an annual average reduction of more than 66% in the number of drivers being detected speeding.

The Courier says that the past six months have seen fatal accidents on each stretch of the road, both of which are still being investigated by Police Scotland.

 
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