Busy road is described as “racetrack” by worried resident

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SLOW DOWN - that’s the plea to drivers from a concerned resident.

John Campbell, who lives in Kilsyth Road, heading out of Kirkintilloch, is worried about the speed of vehicles.

The Herald recently revealed speeding hot-spots in Kirkintilloch and Bishopbriggs that were identified by our readers.

Mr Campbell said: “It’s 30mph, but I see people doing 60 to 70mph. It’s like a race track here sometimes.

“There have been accidents here before. I wrote to the police about this two years ago.”

East Dunbartonshire Council is scheduled to spend more than £500,000 in the coming year on traffic and road safety.

David Devine, head of roads and neighbourhood services at the council, said: “There would be no plans to traffic calm the A803 going out of Kirkintilloch within the 60mph limit as it is a bus route and also carries a lot of HGV traffic.

“Furthermore as you approach the 30mph section of the A803 from the east as you enter into Kirkintilloch there are countdown markers to warn drivers to slow down.

“In addition to this, there are also ‘SLOW’ markings between the roundabout at Kelvinvale and the garden centre to further inform drivers for the need to keep within the 30mph limit.”

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