The Scottish Government has dropped plans to slash the speed limit on part of a major Perthshire route.
The A85 was the subject of a review by Transport Scotland.
It was proposed to cut the limit on the five-mile stretch between Crieff and Comrie to 50mph but plans have been shelved following concerns from the public.
A statement on the Transport Scotland website said: “Following detailed consideration and analysis of issues and concerns raised by stake-holders and members of the public through this process, Transport Scotland no longer plan to implement the speed limit reductions at the location, and the existing speed limits will remain in place.”
However other sections of the route could still have their limits cut, including the road between East Huntington and Lochty.
Measuring just a third of a mile, it is currently set at 60mph but Transport Scotland want it reduced to 40mph, in line with the limits in both villages.
Liz Smith, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, welcomed the news the Crieff to Comrie section would remain at 60mph.
“The potential development of a piecemeal approach to speed limits on the A85 would arguably do little to improve road safety strategy for one of Scotland’s most dangerous roads,” she said.
“That was the clear view of several constituents who contacted me to express their concern that the 50mph speed limit will have an adverse effect on road safety.”
She added: “I will be pressing the Scottish Government to look into what targeted engineering improvements can be put in place at this stretch to make the road safer.”
One of the most serious crashes on the A85 involved the death of five people 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.
However the limit on the stretch of road where the accident occurred, between Methven and Gilmerton, would be unaltered under the revised plans.