A SOUTH Scotland MSP has raised concern about the number of road accidents in Ayrshire as part of Road Safety Week.

The Conservatives' Sharon Dowey has sent her support to the Road Safety Week campaign, the national campaign that runs from November 14 to November 20.

The campaign focuses on reminding people of their responsibility as road users and the potential impact their actions can have on the road they share with others.

According to reports, nine out of ten traffic collisions occur due to human error, with several dangerous roads in Ayrshire like the A77, A75 and A70.

There have been several accidents in the last few months which have caused injury and gridlocked roads.

Ms Dowey said: “Over the last couple of weeks, there have been several serious accidents on the A77 and the A70.

"Tragically there have been fatalities and my thoughts go out to the families of the victims and all others affected.

“With the importance that these roads hold for the local area and its connectivity to the rest of Scotland, it is essential that it is kept a safe and well-maintained stretch of road to protect those using it as best as possible.

“The A77 action group have kept up their excellent work in highlighting risks and urgent work needing to be done in the area, as was shown in the recent A77 Campaign Team meeting at Holyrood for the case for improvements to the A77 as well as the A75.

“I hope the transport minister takes forward everything possible from their proposals and that going forward this week can help inspire the Scottish Government into action.”