Letter: A9 failings

Your report on the tragic traffic accident on the A9 (16 November) refers to the often repeated demands to dual the entire length of the road, implying that its single carriageway sections are somehow unsuitable or unsafe.

This conclusion does not seem to be borne out by the statistics quoted at the very end of the article: of the 171 accidents recorded on the 104 miles between Perth and Inverness over 36 months, 132 (or 77 per cent) of all accident occurred on the 80 miles (or 77 per cent) of single carriageway, while 39 accidents (or 23 per cent) occurred on the 24 miles (or 23 per cent) of dual carriageway.

Harald Tobermann

Pilrig Street