Community / New speed limit sign at Tresta knocked down in car accident

The knocked down 50mph sign near the bus stop and the Sandsound junction

ONE of the new speed limit signs at Tresta did not get off to a good start when it was hit by a car on Friday morning.

No-one was injured in the single vehicle crash that happened near the Sandsound junction – the same spot two cars collided three weeks ago on 17 November.


Local people have been campaigning for a speed limit on the main A971 road for years, though speed was not a factor in this accident.

The new temporary speed limit at Tresta, as well as on the A970 between from Gulberwick to Lerwick, only came into force today (Friday) as part of a project to ascertain whether reduced speeds would encourage more people to walk and cycle along these busy stretches of road.

A police spokesperson said: “Around 8.05am on Friday, 10 December, officers were called to the A971 at Tresta, following a report of a single-vehicle road crash.

“There were no reported injuries and recovery was arranged.”