Petition plea after road safety fears
Residents on Greenlees Road have started a petition, calling for traffic calming measures after a series of incidents on the road.
And the council confirmed this week they were reviewing the road.
The Reformer reported in July that one accident left a car on its roof after crashing into a wall.
No one was hurt in the crash but one person was charged with careless driving.
Locals claim another incident took place on September 23, although the police say they have no record of this.
Organisers of the petition say the latest incident vindicates their concerns that someone could be killed on the road.
A spokesperson said: “How long is this going to go on before someone is killed or seriously injured, especially if a child is going to be involved?”
The issue at Greenlees Road has been a long-term problem, which residents say has become worse since the opening of the M74 extension.
Figures obtained by the Reformer from 2010 suggested 15 per cent of drivers travelling down the road were doing at least 41mph.
The petition reads: “Walking to school with our small children should not be a dangerous daily activity and our friendly lollipop ladies should not be putting themselves at risk Monday to Friday.
“With the M74 extension now well established and the Transport Scotland website directing traffic to use Greenlees Road, which is a B road, we should take steps to make our road safe for our children.”
Locals have been in contact with Margaret Ferrier MP as well as local councillor Walter Brogan.
Head of South Lanarkshire Council’s roads and transportation services Gordon Mackay said: “The council constantly reviews Police Scotland accident records to proactively identify locations where road safety measures could bring benefits.
“As a result of this process we are currently reviewing this section of road and should this conclude that measures are required this will be taken forward.”
Crash An incident in July left this car on its roof