No further action taken to curb road users speeding

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Motorists will not face traffic calming measures at a notorious road for speeding because of a “negligible” number of incidents.

St Ninian’s Road, as well as two other areas in Linlithgow, has been identified as a hot spot for excessive speed by road users.

It was revealed at a community council meeting that West Lothian Council and Police Scotland conducted an investigation into the issue after concerns were raised by residents.

Road markings and speed warning signs are already in place in a bid to crackdown on speeding in the area.

At present the A706 road at St Ninian’s is a 30mph zone – before going into a 20mph zone into the town – but some vehicles have been clocked doing 50mph.

However, no further traffic calming measures will be implemented as there haven’t been any significant incidents in the area.

Linlithgow Provost Tom Kerr said: “It’s part of the road which we have already looked at in terms of reducing the speed limit.

“It almost encourages people to accelerate because of the orientation of the road. We have tried to identify alternative solutions but we have difficulty in doing anything about this problem immediately.

“The statistics show there have not been many incidents in the area but it is a concern with pedestrians coming out of the path at the west end of the loch.”

Other areas highlighted where speeding is a problem are Mains Road and Blackness Road.