Finlay Carson MSP

Galloway and West Dumfries

Traffic calming measures must continue to be installed


Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson has called on Dumfries and Galloway Council to work with local communities to ensure traffic calming measures continue to be installed.

The Scottish Conservative and Unionist MSP had been contacted by a Crossmichael constituent concerned over vehicle activated signs that were not functioning properly in the village.

The response from the council confirmed that the sign on the south side of the village is not currently working, with the sign at the north side of the village only working sporadically.

Mr Carson though has welcomed plans by the council which will see a review of existing signs being carried out next month with two solar power vehicle activated signs being added to the Speed Traffic and Calming Budget in the coming year.

Commenting Finlay Carson MSP said: "We must always encourage responsible driving in our rural communities like Crossmichael.

"Having taken up the concern from constituents, I am pleased the council are going to implement new vehicle activated signs which play an extremely important role in traffic calming through our villages.

"It was disappointing to learn that these signs have not been working, so I hope the council will work closely with local communities in order to ensure these signs work over the long-term, which should include a regular maintenance programme."