Regular reports of speeding on a north-east road has prompted a study in potential solutions.
Aberdeenshire Council is considering a range of measures to slow motorists as they pass through the village of Memsie.
Residents have raised concerns over speeding – at the junction of the A981 Fraserburgh Road and B9032 Muir Road in particular – with Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid.
And the police have also contacted the council to see what can be done to reduce speeds.
Council officials are now looking to carry out a traffic study in the village later in the year, looking at accident statistics, the volume of traffic and vehicle speeds.
An Aberdeenshire Council spokesman confirmed the roads service have recently discussed the concerns with both the authority’s own road safety unit and the police.
“The police have intimated reducing the speed limit on both B9032 approaches to the crossroads to 30mph may address the speeding concerns,” he said.
Mr Duguid said:“Locals say that many drivers are not abiding by the 40mph speed limit, which is putting the growing number of pedestrians at risk.
“I am pleased that the council, working with police, will carry out a traffic study to see if a reduction in the speed limit to 30mph can be justified.
Sergeant Scott Deans of the road policing unit in Mintlaw said: “A number of ideas were put forward including adding an electronic speed limit sign from the Strichen side, reducing the speed limit on the 30 mph on the B9032 at both ends of the crossroads and some maintenance of road markings and foliage.”