This is a perfect example of the need for this blog and for its title.
You’d be forgiven for thinking local MSP John Scott was out to save lives by pushing for traffic lights to allow safer access to and from the A77 but when you read the article, it turns out he is sceptical about them and more concerned to keep the traffic on the A77 moving.
If you’ve ever tried a right -turn from Maybole Road onto the A77, you’ll know how scary that can be. According to South Ayrshire Council’s Maybole Bypass proposals, in 2005, the Ayr to Maybole section of the A77 has an accident rate 40% above the Scottish average with turning manoeuvres accounting for the majority of crashes.
The proposal for the safety improvements comes from the Scottish Government’s department Transport Scotland so a photo of the minister would have been more accurate.
This easy access to self-promotion by Conservative politicians happens all-too-often