Calls for speed cuts
Councillor’s warning that someone could be killed on roads
A councillor has called for more action to be taken on “out- of- control” speeding motorists.
Independent Fortissat member Tommy Cochrane has written to the council’s roads department in a bid to tackle the problem in a number of streets within Shotts.
Councillor Cochrane said: It was highlighted at the last community council meeting that speeding in the town of Shotts is getting out of control.
“I understand that the police are doing all they can to catch these people. However in Shotts when the police arrive, it is all over social media and the police have to be highly visible when using a speed gun. When they go away, the speeding starts all over again.
“We therefore need to look at more active measures.
“I understand the budgets are tight, but how do we measure safety?
“If after highlighting this someone is killed, where does the blame lie?
“Public safety comes first. If members of the community are coming to me highlighting problems then we have to take it further.”
Councillor Cochrane listed a number of streets within the town which have had problems with speeding including Dyfrig Street, Bon Accord Crescent and Tulloch Road.
He also listed Springhill Road, Vennacher Street and Torbothie Road.
Councillor Cochrane added: “My initial thoughts are that Dyfrig Street and Bon Accord Crescent should be closed to traffic and school traffic must come from Station Road.
“This would stop the rat run which is that bad we get speeding traffic even in early mornings.
“Secondly, surely this would improve the safety of school children entering and leaving the high school.”
A spokesman for Nor th Lanarkshire Council said: “We have received a request for traffic calming measures to be placed along various streets in Shotts and we will respond to this request in due course.”
Concerns Fortissat councillor Tommy Cochrane