Accident figures improve

MORE than 20 problem sites have been tackled by Angus Council over the last year to try to drive down the number of accidents on the county’s roads.

During 2010/11 safety improvement works, consisting mainly of improved signing, road markings and surface treatments, were carried out at 23 stretches of road.

The latest figures reveal that greatest reduction in accidents in recent years is on the A933 Arbroath to Brechin road at Greenlaw Bends. Between 2006 and 2008 there were 12 personal injury accidents, the highest number on Angus’s rural network. The road was realigned in 2009 and since then there has been one personal injury accident.

Infrastructure convener Councillor David May said: “This continued improvement in accident figures is very welcome.

“The most recent figures show that 21 of the 40 previously identified cluster sites now have less than three recorded personal injury accidents and the accidents at the majority of the other 19 sites happened within the past three years but before the improvement work was done.”