Drivers warned of speed crackdown on rural roads

Traffic police will launch a crackdown across the Helensburgh and Lomond area on Tuesday – especially in rural areas.

The news came at this week’s meeting of Cove and Kilcreggan Community Council, which also heard that an incident of wilful fire-raising in the village was being investigated.

An update from Police Scotland stated: “Local police continue to carry out speed checks in our more rural areas where possible.

“This will be enhanced from August 15, when there will be increased focus on road safety issues across the Helensburgh and Lomond areas, to include hi-viz patrols to influence driver behaviour and enforcement of any road crime.”

Community councillor Freya Coulter said speed traps were made less effective by people posting warnings about hem on Facebook, but John Auld said he thought there had been a change in culture about this.

The fire raising incident was in Fairfield Gardens, Kilcreggan, on July 9.

Other incidents reported by police included a man being reported for ‘various traffic offences’ in Shore Road, Cove, on June 29.

And there were another two incidents on Shore Road in Cove last month – a man was reported for resisting arrest on the 11th and a man was reported for resisting arrest and breach of the peace on the 13th.