The A9 Safety Group aims to provide up-to-date and accurate information on Scotland’s longest road.
This site provides a comprehensive overview of the A9, with statistics, route information, driving tips and road campaigns. With an average 142,000 vehicles using the A9 every day, planning a safe and efficient journey is important.
Extensive changes will be taking place on the route over the next few years, with planned dualling due for completion in 2025. Take the initiative and use our route information before your journey.
Use the buttons below to view information on specific parts of the road.
Scotland’s drivers urged to wake up to fatigue
The A9 Safety Group are strongly supporting the Scottish Government’s national campaign to help reduce the number of accidents caused by driver fatigue. Using the strapline ‘Driving tired? 15 minutes rest and a coffee will sort you out’, the campaign reminds motorists to stop when they feel tired.
The most recent statistics show that there were 107 casualties a year (including 29 deaths and serious injuries) in Scotland resulting from collisions where fatigue was recorded as a contributing factor. This is likely to be an underestimate of fatigue’s actual role in collisions and associated casualties. Fatigue induced accidents are roughly 50% more likely to result in death or serious injury, as they tend to be high-speed collisions because the driver is unlikely to brake or swerve to reduce impact.
Data shows that tiredness is a contributory factor in approximately 20% of accidents and up to one quarter of fatal and serious accidents.
The campaign which will run across radio and online through facebook and via www.dontriskit.info offers clear advice to minimise the risk of driving while tired.
Know your Speed Limit
A number of portable variable message signs will be in place on the A9 over the next four weeks to raise awareness of speed limits. More information can be found here.
For information on the A9 Dualling project please click here.
Please let us know if you have any trunk road defects you would like to report.