A councillor today called for traffic light cameras to be installed at two crossings on a busy Aberdeen road.
Councillor Ian Yuill has raised concerns over the safety of people crossing Aberdeen’s North Anderson Drive near the Garthdee and Broomhill roundabouts.
The councillor claimed there had been “several” near misses in the area.
And he said on one occasion a friend was struck by a vehicle.
Cllr Yuill also called for road safety signs to be installed.
He said: “The concerns are some drivers go through the lights at the crossings at Garthdee and Broomhill.
“Transport Scotland had said they would take action for the Broomhill one earlier this year but that hasn’t happened yet.
“At Garthdee there needs to be additional warning signs. There are regular reports of near misses at that crossing.”
Cllr Yuill said he knows someone who has been affected.
He said: “I have had a reply to say nobody has ever been injured there but I know someone who has been.
“I’m aware of a person who has been hit and suffered a serious injury.
“In my own view, there needs to be cameras at these crossings.”
Plans are in place to replace several roundabouts on the Anderson Drive corridor, including turning the roundabouts at King’s Gate and Broomhill Road into traffic light junctions.
The design of the junction on North Anderson Drive at Lang Stracht could also be changed under the plans.
A Transport Scotland spokesman said: “Our operating company BEAR Scotland has confirmed there is a programme of works planned for this financial year. This includes the Broomhill Road junction and involves the improvement of pedestrian crossing facilities at this location.
“We have noted the concerns raised by Cllr Yuill, any required improvements at the Garthdee junction will be investigated and prioritised as required in consultation between Transport Scotland and BEAR Scotland Ltd.”