Here at the Gurn we are always happy to publish material from politicians provided it has a Nairnshire context. So here we are folks something from the Scottish Labour Party candidate:
"After raising the issue of slow moving vehicles causing frustration and likely to lead to road collisions on the A96, Scottish Labour Candidate for Inverness and Nairn, David Stewart, said " In my previous role as an MSP for the Highlands & Islands, I was contacted by constituents who were commuters travelling between Inverness and Nairn in particular, whom were concerned by the long tailbacks and queues caused by slow moving vehicles failing to pull over and let faster ones passed."
"What drivers of slow moving vehicles have to realise, is that if they fail to pull over, then frustration kicks in, the red mist comes down and drivers start to behave in a dangerous or careless manner. I repeatedly advise that a contributory factor in road collisions is driver behaviour and speed. We know that in 2014, excessive speed was responsible for 11% of all reported collisions and 18% of fatal collisions. What we don't know, because it is not recorded, is how many collisions are caused by driver frustration?"
" A review of Scotland's Road Safety Framework to 2020 has shown that there needs to be a refocus on speed, (fast and slow) motorcycles, young drivers, older drivers and pedestrian and cyclists. These are all areas where I have been working over the past six years."
" I have written to the Government and Police Scotland on this issue in relation to the A96 Inverness - Nairn Road and I am delighted that Assistant Chief Constable,Bernard Higgins of Police Scotland, has advised that this route has now been formally identified as a priority route and this will mean that all such issues as those I have highlighted will be given due attention."