RESIDENTS are calling for safety measures on a “danger” road in Neilston amid fears there could be a fatality.

At the latest meeting of Neilston Community Council, concerns were raised over Kirktonfield Road, where motorists are said to be driving at “ridiculous” speeds.

Community councillor Stacey Crabbe believes more speed bumps may be the only way to put the brakes on those causing the problem.

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She said: “Folk are coming far too fast from both ends of Kirktonfield Road and off Neilston Road and they end up meeting in the middle.

“In recent months, the level of speed they’ve been going up and down that road is ridiculous.

“I’ve got two children who play outside and it’s coming up to the summer months. I’m not going to keep my children in but it is getting to the point where I’m going to be wanting speed bumps on that road.”

Mrs Crabbe claimed she has regularly witnessed motorists “flying” along Kirktonfield Road at speeds of 60mph or more.

She added: “It doesn’t matter whether it’s in the morning or at night – you see them tearing up the road.

“There is going to be a fatality unless something is done.”

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One woman told how she was confronted in a road rage incident in Kirktonfield Road by a “horrendous” driver who almost caused an accident.

“He came over to me and started shouting and swearing,” said the woman, who asked to remain anonymous.

“I thought he was going to hit me. In all my years, I had never experienced anything like that.

“I’m still in shock.”

East Renfrewshire Council leader Tony Buchanan, who was at the community council meeting, stressed that such incidents were a matter for the police.

He also suggested the problems in Kirktonfield Road could be down to “bad driving,” rather than there being a problem with the road layout itself.

Councillor Buchanan said: “The road has always worked, if people drive considerably.”

A police spokesman advised anyone who is subjected to abuse or threatening behaviour to report the incident by calling 101.