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Shocked by plan to cut road safety unit

Sir, I was shocked to learn that Argyll and Bute Council is to consider disbanding its road safety unit as part of budget savings for 2018-2019.

The unit formerly employed three officers but, as part of a saving exercise some years ago, has already been reduced to one full-time and one termtime officer.

The proposal is to remove this service completely and the council justifies this by stating: ‘Road safety information will be available through other organisations This suggests to me that it does not understand the complexity of how education and training is delivered.

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