FEARS have been raised over road safety issues in Clydebank following a recent hit-and-run crash on a busy roundabout.

The incident took place on the A82 at Kilbowie Roundabout on February 8, with shocked onlookers reporting that one of the cars involved had “veered onto the grass verge and onto the opposite side of the road”.

Now local politicians are calling for action to be taken to prevent further incidents taking place on roads, particularly at roundabouts in the area.

In the wake of the recent incidents, Marie McNair, Clydebank’s MSP, has called on West Dunbartonshire Council to review traffic management in the town.

Ms McNair said: “I am very concerned to hear about these incidents and for the welfare of those impacted. I have written to the police to convey my worries.

“I have also asked West Dunbartonshire Council to review the traffic management at these locations and take any necessary action to improve road safety for drivers and pedestrians.”

The Post recently asked its readers about the safety of local roundabouts, sparking a flurry of comments from concerned residents.

Bankies raised a range of issues including road markings not being clear enough and asking why there is no CCTV at some of the area’s busiest roundabouts.

Sophie Traynor, Clydebank Central councillor, said: “Residents are concerned about the ongoing issue of road safety especially involving Kilbowie Roundabout within my ward.

“I am disappointed to hear about the recent incident last week and I personally believe there needs to be some intervention focusing on road safety across the town.

“I have written to the chief officer of roads for West Dunbartonshire asking for a review of the measurements that are in place across known problematic areas.

“I will continue to monitor this situation going forward.”

A West Dunbartonshire Council spokesperson said: “All road markings are installed in line with national guidance and inspected regularly to ensure visibility.

“We will carry out further inspection of this area and arrange for refreshed markings if required.”