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.

Average Speed Camera Myths

There are a number of myths and tales surrounding average speed cameras, from the benefits they bring to the reasons for their installation.

Camera Technology

The Average Speed Camera System being deployed on the A9 is the SPECS3 incorporating the Portable Outstation Device.

A9 Driver Survey

A survey of driver attitudes on the A9 between Perth and Inverness has highlighted that a large percentage of drivers acknowledge they break the speed limit whilst driving on the route.

Over half of people interviewed for a survey carried out by the A9 Safety Group admitted speeding. A fifth indicated that they had travelled at 15 miles an hour or more above the speed limit and more than a third had driven at 10 miles or more above the limit either “occasionally” or “frequently”.

In the survey 78% of the A9 users interviewed said that average speed cameras were “effective” or “very effective” in improving safety.

When asked if they had any other comments on measures they felt would improve safety on the A9, dualling the road, increasing Police enforcement, using average speed cameras and raising the HGV speed limit were the four most common responses.

Click here for the full survey.

 

A9 Dualling

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.