Speeding concerns in a Moray town have been reported to police amid increased traffic in recent years.
Greater numbers of cars, lorries and tractors on St Leonard’s Road in Forres have come with more worries about the safety of residents pulling out of driveways.
There are also claims that motorists are not leaving enough room for pedestrians and cyclists on the 30mph route.
Moray MP Douglas Ross has now written to the police to ask if anything can be done about the issues.
He said: “Many of those that have raised this have lived in the area for a number of years and have said that there has been a marked increase both in speed and volume.
“The pavements on this road are narrow at points and that can make it concerning for pedestrians, cyclists and particularly parents pushing prams.”
Forres councillor Claire Feaver added: “This is something that has been raised with me time and time again.
“It is not just the volume of traffic and the type of vehicles, but the speed with which they travel down this road. People are genuinely worried for their safety.”
Meanwhile, Moray Council has confirmed it will install traffic lights on St Catherine’s Road in the town next year.
The signals had been due to be erected during summer this year to address traffic concerns but the project was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Transport officers have confirmed the work is now expected to take place next summer.