From the Daily Record 15th March 2019

This report from the Daily Record highlights the dangers of the busy A71 through Darvel.

A police chief has warned about the dangers of the A71 after figures show road deaths and injuries are up in East Ayrshire.

There have been five road deaths with another 38 people and seven children left seriously injured following car smashes in the area.

Another 128 people were slightly hurt.

The statistics were presented by new Ayrshire divisional commander Mark Hargreaves to the East Ayrshire police and fire and rescue committee.

There were a total of 178 casualties caused by motor crashes over the past 10 months, which shows a rise of 23 per cent.

Chief superintendent Hargreaves branded the increase as “concerning.”

He pointed out to councillors that the A71 was a hotspot for road traffic collisions.

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