Motor insurance: New speed limit on Scotland road

Monday, 10 March 2008

Drivers in one area of Scotland have been reminded that a fresh speed limit has come into force.

The law on the stretch of the A77 between Dutchhouse and Bogend Toll has been altered so that the speed limit is now 50mph, down from 70mph.

Such action has been taken on the Ayrshire highway because of a high number of fatalities there in the last 12 years.

Area commander for road policing Chief Inspector Jim Igoe claimed that the rules have been changed because the safety of motorists is paramount.

"It is most important that drivers take notice of the change and make a conscious effort to stay within the new limit," he commented.

Speed cameras have already been put in place at another section of the road and these were imposed in 2005.

In the same year, police officers also announced the presence of more control vehicles to deal with road safety issues on the A77.

Motorists caught speeding may find that their motor insurance premiums are negatively impacted upon.

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