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'Speed indicator' installed during Victoria Road works

By Jonathan Clark

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WORKS on Victoria Road in Forres earlier this week have seen a 'speed indicator' installed in a bid to improve road safety.

Part of Victoria Road, parallel to Drumduan Road, was undergoing work on Tuesday, with traffic lights in place for a short while.

The traffic lights on Victoria Road.
The traffic lights on Victoria Road.

A speed indicator, which will be used to measure and assess speeds travelled on the road, has been installed.

Transport Scotland have confirmed this is part of their 'Road Safety Framework to 2030'.

The Framework, published this morning, sets out a vision for Scotland to have the best road safety performance in the world by 2030, as well as an ambitious long-term goal of having nobody seriously injured or killed on Scottish roads by 2050.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said: “The creation of Scotland National Speed Indicator is to measure and evidence the speeds travelled in Scotland across a variety of roads, initially establishing a baseline for speed and then to monitor going forward.

"The sites within the selected roads have been agreed between Transport Scotland and local authorities.

“The speed indicator will support the delivery of Scotland’s Road Safety Framework to 2030."

You can read more about the framework at www.transport.gov.scot/news/scotland-s-road-safety-framework-to-2030.

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