A north-east MP and a local councillor have issued a joint call for action to address speeding concerns in an Aberdeenshire village.
Local residents have warned that motorists travel through Kirkton of Tough at excessive speeds.
Similar concerns have been voiced about nearby Muir of Fowlis, Keig and parts of Alford.
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine MP, Andrew Bowie, and Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford councillor, Robbie Withey, have taken the matter up with Aberdeenshire Council.
Mr Bowie has written to the local authority’s chief executive Jim Savege to ask that the roads department carry out surveys with a view to reducing the speed limit.
He said: “We should not have to wait for there to be an accident before taking steps to address driver behaviour.
“While drivers do generally slow down a bit coming through the village, there is a concern that many are still travelling far too fast to stop quickly if needed.
“Experience elsewhere suggests that a lower speed limit can make a huge difference.
“I would like to see the council commit to at least conducting surveys to see how fast cars are travelling when coming through the village.”
Mr Withey added: “As local councillor, I have been dealing with issues relating to road safety for some time now.
“There are two main problems. The first thing that must be addressed is the speed limit in areas such as Kingsford Road in Alford where residents believe it is too high.
“Secondly, we must combat driver behaviour. In areas like Muir of Fowlis and Keig, the speed limit has already been lowered, but motorists are not adhering to it.
“I have worked with local police, who have carried out speed checks on several occasions. However, that is only a short-term fix, and we need a more long-term solution.
“It is really an enforcement issue, but our overstretched officers cannot be everywhere at once.”