Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Gibson seeks views on road safety

News release
Immediate release

Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Rob Gibson is calling on people from the North to give their views on how to make the road network safer.

His call comes after the Scottish Government announced that they will be consulting the public on the new 10 year road safety strategy.

Mr Gibson said:

"This is a chance to influence the road safety across the country and in the locality as well. In the Highlands tragedy strikes very often on the roads, devastating families and shaking communities. So this is a chance for local people to help give some inside information on what can be changed to the road network to lessen potentially fatal accidents."

"I hope that the consultation will allow for more original thinking on the matter of road safety. This includes changing driving habits. But it is clear that something radical needs to happen to cut down on the ever rising death tolls on our roads."

The consolation on a new Road Safety Strategy will run from February 1st until 25th April 2008. The Scottish Government aims to publish the strategy in Autumn 2008.


Note to Editor

Contact consultations at:

Address: Transport Directorate Area 2-F (North) Victoria Quay EDINBURGH, EH6 6QQ
Email: ian.c.robertson@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: 0131 244 0848

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