A plan to allow Aberdeen residents to use speed cameras will not be considered until September.
Councillor Ian Yuill tabled a motion at a council meeting yesterday backing the idea of a community speedwatch scheme, where police train residents to use speed guns.
However, the council decided to refer the matter to the operations delivery committee, which next meets on September 6.
Mr Yuill said in his motion that speeding remains a problem on some roads in communities across the city and welcomed Police Scotland’s efforts to tackle the problem.
He argued police have limited resources and training residents to use speed guns would play a part in reducing drivers’ speeds and changing behaviour.
At yesterday’s meeting, a separate motion urging the council to reduce plastic waste was also referred to the same committee.
Tabled by Cllr Steve Delaney, the motion encouraged the local authority to look for innovative ways to reuse residual plastic waste.
He suggested plastic could be use to create roads and that council officers should investigate the feasability of a trial.