Roddick supports call for tighter controls on speeding vehicles on NC500

Emma stands in a Holyrood corridor smiling into the camera

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has voiced support for further measures to combat speeding drivers on the North Coast 500.

Roddick said:

“Speeding drivers are a huge concern for residents of the towns and villages the NC500 passes through. The route is often narrow with many twists and turns, and it’s very easy for an accident to occur if cars are travelling at speed.

“Local residents have lost their pets to speeding vehicles and have had near-misses with drivers travelling above the speed limit.

“The NC500 is not fit for purpose, and the overwhelming concerns from residents along the route demonstrates this.

“I fully support the efforts of local communities in seeking tighter controls on speeding on the NC500 and I will work towards helping them achieve this.”

Roddick has voiced concerns in the past over the lack of infrastructure and controls to support increasing visitor numbers.