Angus MP urges for action on dangerous road.

Angus MP Kirstene Hair has called for action after new figures revealed there have been 16 accidents on a single stretch of road in the country in just over two years.

Ms Hair lodged a Freedom of Information (FoI) request with Angus Council on the number of recorded fatal and non-fatal accidents on the A92 between Arbroath and Montrose.

The results showed there were 14 non-fatal accidents between January 2015 and April 2017. This is in addition to a fatal crash in February 2016, while the figures do not include another fatal crash involving a motorcyclist in August this year.

The FoI response also details all work undertaken by the local authority to improve safety on the road over the past three years, including resurfacing and new signage.

Ms Hair said:

“These figures show an alarmingly high number of accidents on a relatively short stretch of road in Angus.

“The local council has done a lot of work at various points on the A92 in recent years. However, there is a concern locally that the safety upgrades have not gone far enough.

“Sadly, there have been two fatal accidents on the A92 in the last 19 months – in addition to 15 other crashes since the start of 2015.

“I think most people would agree that one death on our roads is one too many.

“Given ongoing SNP cuts to council budgets, there is a limit to what the local authority can do, but there is a case to be made for more upgrades to this route.

“I will be doing all that I can, working with my colleagues at council and Holyrood level, to improve safety on the A92 cut down on any future accidents.”