South Scotland

Dumfries and Galloway accident blackspot study undertaken

A review of accident figures is to be carried out to identify any emerging blackspots in Dumfries and Galloway.

The council hopes to identify any clusters of incidents with a common cause on A-class roads in the region.

It has earmarked £100,000 to support its latest accident investigation and prevention programme.

Dumfries and Galloway Council said that while safety work was ongoing on routes already identified with problems there was a need to pinpoint other sites.

A review is to be carried out of accident figures for all A-class roads last year in a bid to check for any emerging patterns.

Meanwhile, a further £100,000 is to be invested in the council's speed reduction and traffic calming scheme.

As part of the programme, a fresh study will be carried out to identify urban locations which have a record of road traffic injuries.

The findings will be used to target the introduction of 20mph zones - similar to those already implemented in the centre of Stranraer.

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