Cambuslang residents and Strathclyde Police are working together to alleviate road troubles in Cambuslang’s Brownside Road.
Concerns about traffic on the road have regularly been raised by Cambuslang Community Council .
The most recent incident, at Brownside Road ‘s junction with Douglas Drive, a bus and car collided damaging both vehicles and a stone garden wall.
A 75-year-old woman has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal for alleged careless driving.
A meeting was held between concerned residents, police and council staff, with Cambuslang West SNP councillor Clare McColl in attendance.
She said: “I am really concerned about this, especially as it is in such close proximity to the school - and that’s where the lollipop man would have been standing if it had been during school hours.
“I’ve viewed the area and chapped doors, speaking to neighbours and the owner of the house whose wall was destroyed. They are all very concerned - and the people who live next door only moved in there a few months ago. They are really worried as they’ve already seen two or three accidents.
“So the residents held a meeting, which I was invited to. I spoke to the police in Rutherglen and they sent along a couple of constables, so there were about 12 or 13 of us at the meeting, including representatives from West Coats and the parent council, who are doing a traffic action plan, with the police involved.
“I’ve spoken with the roads department, who are looking to see what they can do. I’m so upset about this, with all the children there. We are trying to encourage them to walk to school, but they have to be safe near the main roads.”
Inspector Jim Gillespie of Rutherglen Police said: “Members of the public have a duty to adhere to road traffic legislation.
“If people continue to flaunt this, we will be there to enforce the legislation, whether reporting them to the procurator fiscal or the issuing of fixed penalty notices. We will continue to pay attention to this area, and remind all motorists and road users of their responsibilities.”
A spokesperson for South Lanarkshire Council added: “We are aware of a recent accident on Brownside Road at its junction with Douglas Drive.
“As a result of the accident we will be reviewing the formal accident data when we receive it from Strathclyde Police.
“This data will allow us to determine why the accident occurred and to consider improvement measures if required.”