Campaigners want a safer road

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A CAMPAIGN has been gathering pace to introduce road safety measures near to a busy Arbroath shopping area.

In just four weeks a 220 signature petition has been collected by residents living near to Mayfield Terrace to persuade the council to make the road safer.

Campaigners are calling for either a one-way system to be introduced or speed bumps in order to stop drivers travelling at high speeds.

The petition was started by local resident Lynda McLean and husband Jim, who live in Seafield Road and petition forms were placed in local shops.

She said: “I was at the bus stop one day when a girl no more than two or three had to be pulled back by her dad as a car came flying around.

“It is just an accident waiting to happen, especially as there is the Academy, Hayshead and St Thomas schools nearby.

“A lot of people here are concerned by road safety and a lot of people have got behind the petition so hopefully something can be done.”

The petition has now been handed over to Arbroath Community Council, which has in turn delivered it to the chief executive’s department at the local authority.

Lynda added: “There are a lot of children and elderly people around this area and that is a concern.

“We won’t stop trying until we get something done about this.”