Below you will find some of the most popular
questions that are put to the A77 Safety Group alongside the
answers. If you have a question for the group please contact us
and we will respond in due course. Please remember that the group
cannot discuss individual legal proceedings as this is a matter
entirely for the Police.
1. Who is the A77 Safety Group and what do they do?
A77 Safety Group is a partnership with representatives from Transport
Scotland, Strathclyde Police, West Sound Radio, Amey, South Ayrshire
Council and the Strathclyde Safety Camera Partnership. The
group works together to reduce the number of accidents and improve
safety for all users of the A77.
2. Has the group been successful?
group has made a lot of positive steps towards driver education and
increasing the profile of road safety on the A77. One of our main aims
is to change driver behaviour and we are making a lot of progress in
that area. One example of success is the SPECS system. Since
installation of these cameras, there has been a reduction in casualty
statistics and average speeds. You can find out more about this in
our news section
3. What is SPECS and why has it been installed on the A77?
is an automatic, digital camera system measuring the average speed of
vehicles between various points over a route. The system is a
deterrent first and is aimed at reducing excessive speed on the
A77. Figures have shown that, across the route, vehicle speeds
significantly reduced immediately after the system was installed.
Average speeds typically reduced by 5-6mph and the number of drivers
exceeding the speed limit reduced by 80% or more in some areas.
Click here to find out more about SPECS.
4. Who is the A77 Safety Group funded by?
Funding for Group initiatives is provided by Transport Scotland.
A77 Safety Group also looks for sponsorship support for a number of its
events and media activities. If you would like to find out more
about sponsorship opportunities please contact the press office
5. How can I get involved?
can get involved by simply following our guidance for safe driving on
the A77 - our success relies on your participation. Send us your
comments/suggestions -contact us or
watch this site for news/events where you can learn more about the
group or get involved in demonstrations, discussions and
presentations. The A77 Safety Group also welcome support from
other groups - to discuss joint working on initiatives or to share
links/downloads on our respective websites please get in touch
6. How can I keep safe on the A77?
priority is the safety of all A77 road users. The A77 is a
very diverse road - lots of different types of people use the road, from
commuters to farm traffic, horse riders to cyclists. The road is a challenging route with changes from dual to single carriageway and varying speed limits.
- Observe the Highway code
- Adopt an appropriate speed
- Ensure you vehicle is road worthy
- Don't drink and drive or drive under the influence of drugs
- Be aware of other road users
For more information about safety on the A77 please visit our Driver Education section. You can find safety tips for non-motorists here
7. Why are there roadworks in my area - this causes disruption?
the past few years there has been significant investment in the A77 to
improve safety and this has often resulted in roadworks. The group
appreciate roadwork causes disruption but safety measures are put in
place to protect road users and road workers.
8. How will I know there are roadworks in my area?
A77 Safety Group aims to keep road users informed and works closely
with our partners to ensure you have advance information about road
works and diversions.
This website features a roadworks diary on
the homepage which is updated on a regular basis. You can also
find out more about roadworks from www.trafficscotland.org.