Calls have been made for street lighting on a busy north-east road.
Community leaders said the safety of schoolchildren is being put at risk because they have to cross the main A90 Aberdeen to Ellon road to reach a bus stop at Bridgend.
Gordon MP Colin Clark and Ellon and District councillor Gillian Owen have written to Transport Scotland in a bid to get street lighting installed.
Both have said that the situation is worse during the darker winter months.
Councillor Owen said many vehicles were failing to adhere to the speed limit and anyone crossing the road at night “takes their life in their hands”.
She urged Transport Secretary Michael Matheson to take action on the matter.
Keep up to date with the latest news with The Evening Express newsletter
In a video, the Scottish Conservative MP said: “This is at Bridgend road crossing, where schoolchildren are expected to get off at one side of the dual carriageway and cross over to the village of Bridgend.
“There is no street lighting.
“I think this is unbelievable and I think most people would also find it unbelievable.”
Councillor Owen added: “The situation at Bridgend is very serious and even more so during the winter months.
“Colin Clark MP and I are working together on this and he has written to the minister asking for action.
“Anyone trying to cross that road at night takes their life in their hands.
“We need proper street lighting across this area.
“The speed of traffic is a grave worry.
“Many vehicles are not observing the speed limit, which makes the situation more dangerous.
“I am grateful that Colin has taken this issue forward because it is all about safety.”
A spokesman for Transport Scotland said: “The safety of the trunk road network is under constant review.
“However, we will investigate the concerns raised.”