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A70 Belston Straight

Any fatality on our roads is one too many, and the news of this latest fatality is particularly devastating.

I understand from Police Scotland that they are working with partner agencies to discuss the understandable community concern for road safety on this stretch of the A70; and through enforcement and driver education Police Scotland will look to reassure road users at this worrying time.

As a result of a number of constituents having been in touch with me with their concerns of speeding on the Belston Straight, I welcome the response from Police Scotland to utilise high visibility and unmarked patrols along the A70 whilst they identify sites for Safety Camera Unit deployments.

My deep thanks go to Police Scotland and Ayrshire Roads Alliance for the work they are doing in response to the recent accidents on the A70 and for the actions they are taking to address the understandable community reaction in this regard.


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