Eleven thousands homes between Grantshouse and Berwick have received a questionnaire asking for residents’ views on the impact of the A1 solar powered LED road studs at nine junctions. The questionnaires are part of Edinburgh Napier University's studies into gauging drivers’ awareness of the new studs and their attitude to them.
The road studs were installed at nine key junctions of the mostly single carriageway stretch of the A1 in Berwickshire after motorists reported difficulty seeing some junctions after dark. The studs have also been installed at Sheriff Hall roundabout on the Edinburgh City Bypass and a decrease in accidents has been seen; motorists using the studs as a guide to stay in their own lanes.
Reflecting on the research completed so far lead researcher, Richard Llewellyn, said: “It has been a real privilege to investigate a measure with such an immediate and important impact on the transport network, and with great potential for wider implementation. I’m extremely thankful to our industry partners and look forward to building on the work with them over the next few years.”
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