§ Mr. Welsh
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what improvements have been made to the A92 road at the village of Muirdrum over the past five years and at what cost; what improvements are 715W planned; and if he will provide further funds for this purpose;
(2) if he will give figures to show the numbers of accidents and fatalities at the village of Muirdrum; and what measures he is taking to assist the Tayside regional council in meeting these safety problems.
§ Mr. McElhone:
Following is the information on accidents involving injury over the last four years:
Accidents Fatalities 1975 1 — 1976 6 — 1977 3 — 1978 (January-November) 2 1
Safety measures which have been taken include enlarging the speed limit signs to make them more conspicuous; improvements to footways and kerbs; and provision of a bus bay.
A detailed study undertaken by Tayside regional council is expected to recommend other measures. In the meantime, expenditure of £8,000 for the current year has been approved for further kerb, channel and footpath reconstruction at the east end of the village and"slow"signs are to be painted on the roadway at the approach to the village from the east. The Scottish Development Department's Road Safety Advisory Unit is always ready to assist highway authorities in improving road safety.