20mph scheme encourages drivers ‘In Town to Slow Down’
Motorists are being warned to slow down with the introduction of a new Merkinch Area 20mph scheme in Inverness.
Councillor Audrey Sinclair, Chair of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Committee recently met pupils from Merkinch Primary School, Local Ward Members and the Council’s Road Safety Team at Cameron Road to mark the completion and introduction of the new Merkinch Area 20mph scheme.
She said: “This is the latest initiative in a Highland-wide 20mph speed limit programme which was approved by the Council’s Planning, Development and Infrastructure Committee.
“Our Road Safety Unit continues to work towards achieving the road casualty reduction targets set out in Scotland’s Road Safety Framework to 2020. They are achieving this through education, engineering, partnership working with the Highland Road Safety Group, and the Safer Routes to School Programme.”
Highland Council is also supporting the Scottish Government’s ‘In Town, Slow Down’ campaign aimed at protecting vulnerable road users and reducing the number of pedestrian and cyclist casualties.
Junior Road Safety Officers Kate Duncan-Hamilton, Shannon Creighton, Mjka Dulak and Charlotte Legg from Merkinch Primary demonstrated the vulnerability of ‘In Town, Slow Down’ campaign eggs to Cllrs Campbell, McAllister, Sinclair and Kerr and the Council’s Road Safety Officers.