MOTORISTS are taking “their life in their hands” at a “death trap” roundabout in Clydebank, councillors have warned.

Cllr Paul Carey and Bailie Malcolm Balfour fear a lack of traffic lights at the busy Drumry roundabout will cause a major accident.

Three deaths have already occurred near to the site since 2006 with an eight-year-old girl, and two men, aged 24 and 48-years-old respectively, losing their lives in separate incidents.

Now councillors insist it’s only a matter of time before there’s a fatal crash and have urged the councils who share joint ownership of the site, Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire, to intervene.

Cllr Carey told our sister paper, the Evening Times: “For the last decade I have been calling for traffic lights to be put on Drumry roundabout to be operated during morning and tea time rush hour.

“I have always considered this road to be a dangerous road. However, I am still at a loss as to why West Dunbartonshire are not even considering putting temporary traffic lights on this roundabout along with Glasgow.”

Bailie Balfour added: “I’m more than happy to talk to our colleagues at West Dunbartonshire. I’ve said for a long time it’s a bad accident waiting to happen.”

A spokesman for Glasgow City Council said: “Given the limited space there would be for vehicles to wait on the roundabout, we are concerned that installing traffic lights would actually reduce traffic flow at the roundabout.

“We are aware of two recorded accidents at the roundabout in the past three years that resulted in any kind of injury.”

A West Dunbartonshire spokeswoman added: “We have not received any formal inquiries from Glasgow City Council however would be happy to engage with them to establish their views.

“We are not aware of any prevalence of accidents at this location.”