Coun­cil­lor ‘tar­geted’ by driver in pedes­trian zone

Evening Express (City Final) - - UK & Abroad -

PO­LICE of­fi­cers and the coun­cil may have to join forces to en­sure pedes­trian safety in a North-east com­mu­nity.

Peter­head South and Cru­den coun­cil­lor Stephen Calder claims he was tar­geted by one driver as he walked along Peter­head’s Marischal Street ear­lier this month. The route is closed to cars at all times and is only open to buses and ve­hi­cles load­ing at shops.

Mr Calder, how­ever, has spot­ted mo­torists flout­ing those re­stric­tions and says a driver tried to use their car to push him out of the way. Philip Leiper, Aberdeen­shire Coun­cil’s roads man­ager, con­firmed the lo­cal au­thor­ity is work­ing along­side the po­lice to crack­down on driv­ers who ig­nore the rules.

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