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    Clarencefield woman dies after crash on B725 in Dumfires and ...

    A woman has died after a car collided with two riders and horses in Dumfries and Galloway.

    The collision took place on the B725 between Clarencefield and Bankend on Thursday.

    It is understood the two women were walking along the road with their two horses when the incident occurred.

    The driver of the car was uninjured in the collision.

    A spokeswoman fro Police Scotland said: "At About 5.15pm on January 16 on the B725 road a road traffic collision occurred involving a vehicle and two horses and riders."



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    Let market forces dictate whether road or rail offers the most effective service

    Spending £2.5m on average-speed cameras is unlikely to have any effect. Heavy goods vehicles are restricted to 40mph on single-carriageway sections of the A9. On the same sections, cars can do 60mph. The likely cause of these accidents is frustrated motorists caught behind slow-moving lorries travelling at their legal speed of 40mph. The frustration leads them to overtake where they shouldn't and accidents result.

    That lorries are the innocent victims in these accidents is not surprising. Where an accident has taken place, it is probable that both the car and lorry were within their legally-allowed speed limit. What effect will average-speed cameras have in preventing these accidents of frustration?

    We need effective road and rail transportation in Scotland. The trial project Lifting the Spirit to move whisky from Speyside to Central Scotland should stand on its own merits. It doesn't need an emotional attack on road transport and an appeal to keep heavy goods vehicles in the slow lane to bolster the cause for rail. Road and rail have their proper place in an integrated Scottish transport system. The market place should dictate where road or rail offers the most effective service.