Councillor Anne Hannigan welcomes news of fixed speed camera for Brediland Road

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Anne Hannigan standing next to memorial tree with Brediland Road in the background.

Councillor Anne Hannigan has stated how incredibly relieved she is by the news that a fixed speed camera will soon be installed on Brediland Road.

"This will be welcomed by local residents who have been asking for action to be taken for such a long time. When I was knocking on doors in early 2022, speeding and general driving behaviour on Brediland Road was frequently mentioned as a major concern, and sadly in November 2022 a precious life was lost. This will hopefully help prevent another truly tragic death on this stretch where all who use the road regularly witness speeding and frequent disregard of lights, which is unacceptable on all our roads, but is even more selfish and worrying given the presence of two primary schools and a high school. I have pushed for better road safety since I was elected, as It is an issue about which I am passionate for personal reasons. I hope my plea for enforceable 20mph zones during school hours will also be actioned, and a survey on Garry Drive will prove the need for measures here too as parents are very concerned that it is increasingly becoming a "rat run" and there are no safety measures at all for children crossing.

I have been asking Renfrewshire Council about progress towards the Vision Zero approach, which is included in the Scottish Government's Road Safety Framework to 2030. My hope is that Renfrewshire can be a front runner with this as they are with other excellent initiatives, like RenZero. Vision Zero is a multi-national traffic safety initiative, founded in Sweden in the late 1990s. It's based on the philosophy that no one should be killed or seriously injured within the road transport system. Ultimately, the main goal of Vision Zero is to achieve zero fatalities or serious injuries on the road. The details are available on their website but in a nutshell:

The Road Safety Framework to 2030 sets out a compelling long-term vision for road safety, Vision Zero, where there are zero fatalities and injuries on Scotland’s roads by 2050.

The journey to achieving this vision will also include ambitious interim targets where the number of people being killed or seriously injured on our roads will be halved by 2030.

Surely we can all share this vision"