‘No major speed problem’ in Rothesay street

Speed detection equipment has found no significant evidence of a speeding problem in Rothesay's Roslin Crescent, according to Police Scotland.
Speed detection equipment has found no significant evidence of a speeding problem in Rothesay's Roslin Crescent, according to Police Scotland.

Speed monitoring equipment has found no evidence of a significant problem with vehicles being driven too fast in a Rothesay street, according to Police Scotland.

Monitoring devices were set up in the town’s Roslin Crescent after a group of residents approached Bute Community Council in September to seek support for traffic calming measures to protect children playing in the area.

Local Police Scotland sergeant Dave Wilkinson told a meeting of the Bute Community Safety Forum in Rothesay on Friday: “We put Ziersaga monitors in place for five days recently, and of 1,015 vehicle movements in the road, only two were above 30 miles an hour.

“The maximum speed recorded was 33mph, and the average speed of vehicles using the road was 16mph.”

The residents’ concerns were sparked after two incidents in the summer involving moving cars and children playing in a grassed area next to the road.

The forum’s chair, Councillor Len Scoullar, said he understood that Argyll Community Housing Association, which owns the patch of grass in question, was investigating having a fence put up between the grass and the road to protect children playing in the area and to deter them from running out between parked cars.