Campervans and motorhomes should be “compelled” to pull over and banned from travelling in convoys to reduce driver frustration and cut accidents according to former SNP Westminster leader, Ian Blackford.
The MP for Skye Lochaber and Badenoch has made the call in a letter to transport minister Fiona Hyslop.
He has also called for the introduction of a code of conduct for motorhomes to compel drivers to pull over if they are causing a tailback of traffic, and to prohibit them travelling in convoys.
The MP said: “Sadly, there have been a number of serious incidents on our roads this summer and it is right that we consider how we can enhance road safety to keep people safe.
“We welcome a lot of visitors to the Highlands from home and abroad. They are all welcome but many, of course, are not used to driving on the left. We need more signage to remind people of this.
“I have asked the Minister to introduce a requirement that every hire vehicle should have stickers on the windscreen reminding drivers of the need to drive on the left.”
He has also urged the Minister to introduce additional “Drive on the left” signs, in three languages, along with a requirement that all hire cars include signage within the vehicle stating “drive on the left”.
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