A92 pedestrian safety concerns

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MAJOR concern has been expressed for the safety of pedestrians on the A92 near Broughty Ferry.

Local councillor Rod Wallace wants something to be done before a tragedy occurs.

He said he has been inundated with complaints from residents in the new housing estates on the north side of the road who have to run the gauntlet of speeding motorists when they walk to and from the Ferry.

He said: “I have seen the problem for myself and it is frightening.”

Councillor Wallace explained that there are two pedestrian crossings at the East Balgillo junction and one at Panmurefield junction but drivers often race through red lights. He stated: “The pedestrian crossings are either ignored or are just not seen by drivers.”

He has raised this problem before but has been frustrated that police and road safety engineers are guided by statistics and not the potential for accidents.

He concluded: “Just because there have been no accidents or pedestrian casualties on that part of the A92 doesn’t mean it is a safe road.”