The head of the A9 safety group says that the latest casualty figures for the road continue to demonstrate that driver behaviour on the road between Dunblane and Inverness has significantly improved.
Road safety trends remain encouraging and this summer has seen the first time since 2007 where there were no fatal accidents in July, August or September on the A9.
“This improvement is taking place despite rising traffic volumes and the busy summer period which saw a number of major events take place, in addition to the seasonal flow of visitors making use of this nationally important route to support the economy of the Highlands and Islands,” explained Stuart Leggett, chair of the group.
“The number of fatal and serious casualties between Dunblane and Inverness is down by almost 48%, with falls of 38% being seen between Inverness and Perth.
“We will continue to monitor the route over the coming months and years to build upon these early results and ensure we maintain a safer A9 as the dualling works progress”.