Safety message for busy Aberdeenshire road

The A947 Aberdeen-Banff road at Oldmeldrum.
The A947 Aberdeen-Banff road at Oldmeldrum.

A campaign is being launched to drive home a safety message on a busy North-east road.

Leaflets offering safety advice for motorists using the A947 between Dyce and Banff are being sent out to all major public buildings along the route including schools, libraries and council offices.

Aberdeenshire Council’s Road Safety Engineering Unit (RSEU) has teamed up with Police Scotland and the North East Safety Camera Partnership (NESCAMP) to offer a series of public presentations to reinforce the safety message.

These will be held at Meldrum Academy on Tuesday, November 19, and Turriff Academy on Tuesday, November 26, both at 7pm for 7.30pm.

Mid-Formartine Councillor Paul Johnston, who has campaigned for improved safety on the A947 over many years, said: “I welcome the move to provide the advice and all the specific focused improvements to the road.

“All of these contribute to increasing the driver awareness or decreasing accident risk. That is something that Aberdeenshire and the Community Safety Partnership can be proud of.

“I still believe however, that while mobile speed cameras are required, that we should trial the use of some road sections with ASCs or Average Speed Cameras. This can be a very valuable tool as part of the toolbox in changing driver behaviour and improving safety.”