Speed limits could be slashed on a Perthshire road that has been the scene of a number of fatal accidents.
The A85 which has seen hundreds of accidents, many of them serious is the subject of a review by Scottish Government agency Transport Scotland.
Parts of the road could have the speed limit cut by up to 20mph.
The five-mile stretch between Crieff and Comrie could be one of those affected, with plans to lower the limit to 50mph.
Review documents posted on the agency’s website state: “Assessment of the accidents over this section show a common causation is ‘travelling too fast’ or ‘exceeding the speed limit’, with one accident involving a non-motorised user.
“The five-year accident rate is 36, displaying a consistently raised accident rate.”
The four-mile stretch of road between Comrie and St Fillans could also be reduced to 50mph.
The largest decrease is proposed for the road between East Huntingtower and Lochty, which measures just a third of a mile.
The limit is now 60mph but Transport Scotland wants to see it reduced to 40mph, in line with the limits in both villages, “because this 590m section of 60mph speed limit is sandwiched between two 40mph speed limits, and the current mean speed is 44.2mph.
“Reducing this short section would benefit both adjoining 40mph speed limits and lessen community segregation between Lochty and East Huntingtower.”
Perth and Kinross Council’s community safety committee convener Douglas Pover said cutting speeds on the route could only help make it safer.
He said: “I think rural roads, in particular, need attention when it comes to speed, and speed is a major factor in accidents. I welcome anything that makes the roads safer.”
Local MSP Liz Smith also welcomed the consultation but expressed concerns that some stretches would be unchanged.
She said: “Having carefully studied the recommendations, I am struggling to understand some of the other decisions.
“For example, no proposals have been brought forward to improve the stretch of the road at New Fowlis, about which there has been the greatest concern amongst local people, including amongst the relevant local community councils.
“This seems extraordinary, given the extent of public complaint.”
One of the most serious crashes on the route in recent years saw five people die when driver Ewan Macpherson overtook on a blind summit in January 2007.
He smashed into an oncoming car, killing the three occupants, and two girls who were passengers in his car died when the vehicle burst into flames.
The limit on that stretch of road, between Methven and Gilmerton, would be unaltered under the plans, however.