Speeding drivers give cause for concern

Police roadshow
Police roadshow

Speeding motorists was one of the main concerns raised by members of the public when they met council and police officers at the latest community protection roadshow.

Police responded by carrying out speed checks on Springfield Road, Wester Cleddens Road, Letham Drive and Auchinairn Road in the Bishopbriggs South area.

As a result, 11 drivers were warned about speeding, while one was given a fixed penalty notice for driving through a red light.

On Springfield Road, which is a 30mph zone, one driver was issued with a speeding ticket for driving at 44mph.

Police have made it clear their mini-blitz on the area wasn’t a one-off, and that they’re determined to make an impact on what many see as a notoriously persistent local problem.

Chief Inspector Craig Smith said: “The roadshows provide an excellent opportunity for local residents to voice concerns affecting them and also to see Police Scotland working closely with East Dunbartonshire Community Protection Services.

“As can be seen from the work of this day of action we have listened and acted upon local concerns. We continue to work with partners to keep people safe and I look forward to forthcoming days of action having a similar positive impact for the communities of East Dunbartonshire.”

But if traffic issues are a key problem in Bishopbriggs it wasn’t the only matter causing concern for local people.

Officers spoke with local people about a variety of community protection matters ranging from dog fouling and litter to school parking concerns, and the ever-present menace of bogus callers.

East Dunbartonshire Council leader Rhondda Geekie, said: “The roadshows - now in their fourth week – continue to be popular with local people, who seem glad to have the opportunity to speak to officers about priorities in their area.

“Council officers also carried out proactive environmental health inspections, licensing visits and underage sales checks.”