Kill your speed before you hit Kirkintilloch

Kirkintilloch link Road 4.2.11  Picture by Jamie Forbes
Kirkintilloch link Road 4.2.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

SPEEDING drivers have been urged to give Kirkintilloch a brake!

Residents in the Hayston area of the town fear it is only a matter of time before there is a a serious accident.

Campsie and Kirkintilloch North councillor David Ritchie has received several complaints from residents about drivers not slowing down as they enter the 30mph zone on Glasgow Road.

He has now contacted East Dunbartonshire Council to ask for new speed signs to be installed.

He said: “Residents in the area are very worried. It is dangerous.

“There is the potential there for someone to have a serious accident and I would encourage drivers to stick to the speed limitay in the speed limit and slow down.

“I have asked the council to repair some of the speed signs on the road and I have also put in a request for a vehicle activated speed sign.

“Hopefully we can get something done about it and make the road safer for residents and motorists.”

David Devine, head of roads and neighbourhood services at East Dunbartonshire Council, said: “An existing 30mph sign at this location as you enter Kirkintilloch is damaged and will be replaced.

“A flashing speed sign will also be installed in this financial year, following an assessment carried out by the roads service traffic team.”

A spokesperson for Strathclyde Police said: “We’d like to remind motorists that they should always drive according to the existing speed restrictions and in line with the Highway Code.

“Drivers should always assume that the speed limit is 30mph where there are street lights at the roadside.

“Communities can be reassured that divisional road policing officers are out on patrol monitoring the roads and detecting anyone committing road traffic offences.”