Overtaking drivers are thwarting safety measures
Dear Editor Your readers who travel along Broich Road on school mornings may have noticed that the 20mph temporary speed limit timing has been extended recently to begin at 8.15am, rather than 8.35am.
This is to increase safety for those children, parents and staff who walk and cycle to school earlier than the majority of school attendees.
Broich Road, as far as I’m aware, is the first road in Perth and Kinross to have this measure implemented, and I hope it can be extended to other areas where safety is a prominent issue.
Unfortunately, some drivers still attempt to overtake other moving vehicles on this road. Those who are frustrated by a 20mph speed limit should perhaps seek alternative roads to drive on, well away from school areas.
On a completely different issue, the proposed branch closure of Royal Bank of Scotland in Comrie is very disappointing for personal and business customers in Strathearn.
During a discussion last week with a regional officer for Unite the Union, I mentioned the potential travel difficulties the Comrie branch closure would mean for customers in the village, and especially for customers in St Fillans, given that the Crieff branch closed in 2013.
The officer I spoke to is meeting with Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Scottish minister for business, this week to raise concerns with the government, and will use the example of the situation facing Comrie and St Fillans residents to justify the argument for trying to persuade RBS not to close down any branch which is the “last bank in town”. Craig Finlay Crieff