Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson has welcomed community initiatives to tackle speeding in the village of Crossmichael- but says it is disappointing it had to come to this.
The Scottish Conservative and Unionist MSP who has previously taken up speeding on the A713 in the village on behalf of concerned constituents welcomed the publicity campaign the community activists have initiated.
A sign was erected for half an hour held by two young children urging motorists to slow down in the village, which they duly did.
Mr Carson praised the action taken within the village, but says he will continue to work closely with Police Scotland and the local authority in order to crack down on speeding in the village.
Commenting Finlay Carson MSP said: “I praise the villagers who showed great initiative by having this sign at the side of the road, encouraging motorists to slow down in Crossmichael.
“This is an issue I have been regularly contacted by concerned constituents on, but unfortunately previous action taken to control speeding have been short-lived.
“It is disappointing that it had to come to members of the community taking it upon themselves to encourage responsible driving.
“That is why I will be writing to Police Scotland urging them to look again at carrying out further speeding spot checks through Crossmichael in order to find a solution to this problem once and for all.
“We cannot wait for a major incident to happen before taking action.”