Finlay Carson MSP

Galloway and West Dumfries

Carson welcomes assurances over speeding in Crossmichael

Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson has welcomed assurances from local police that increased measures will be taken against speeding in the village of Crossmichael.

The Scottish Conservative and Unionist MSP had written to Dumfries and Galloway Chief Superintendent Linda Jones after constituents once again raised concerns over speeding through the village.

The community had taken matters into their own hands by erecting a sign at the side of the road urging motorists to slow down, which Mr Carson praised but also stressed that it should not have come to this.

However, Mr Carson has been reassured by the Chief Superintendent’s quick response which has committed to additional patrols in the area.

Commenting Finlay Carson MSP said: “I am pleased the Chief Superintendent has given the residents of Crossmichael reassurance that extra patrols will be put in place to combat against speeding.

“Speeding through Crossmichael has been of huge concern to villagers for far too long and we must continue to do all we can to encourage responsible driving on our rural roads.

“I am sure these extra patrols will be welcomed by local residents and I will continue to work closely with local police and council officials to find a long-term solution to cracking down on speeding once and for all in Crossmichael.”