“During one of our regular canvass sessions a number of local residents highlighted the problems at this roundabout and raised their concerns that a serious accident could occur if nothing is done about the poor driving,” said Councillor Mags MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest), commenting on the John Neilson Avenue/ Station Road roundabout on the A761.
SNP councillors, Mags and Kenny MacLaren, have contacted both Police Scotland and the council’s roads department over residents’ concerns about dangerous driving and speeding at the roundabout next to John Neilson Avenue/ Station Road. This includes some close misses with cars speeding along the main road, driving too close to the car in front and even some potential collisions as they just miss other cars turning onto John Neilson Avenue or Station Road.
Councillor Kenny MacLaren added:
“I’ve been in touch with the Police Inspector in charge of the local community police officers and she has told them to include this area in their routine speed checks. Hopefully this will help to deter speeders but we are also chasing up the police and the council’s roads team for more information on any accidents in this area and will see what further action can be taken.”
“It is important that anyone involved in any incident or anyone who witnesses dangerous driving at this roundabout reports this to the police (if it’s not an emergency simply call 101) as this helps them build up a picture of how bad the situation is and can help both the police and council determine what action they can take to try to resolve the issue.”