Renfrewshire Council

Renfrewshire Council plans to cut Gleniffer Road speed limit

Renfrewshire Council plans to cut the speed limit on Gleniffer Road, Paisley in a bid to make it safer. The move follows a number of recent incidents at the junction between Sergeantlaw Road and Gleniffer Road.

On 5 July 2016, five year old Niree Johnstone was killed in a road traffic accident at the junction, when the car she was travelling in was struck by another vehicle.

Councillor Eddie Devine, Convener of Renfrewshire Council's Environment Policy Board said, "Niree's death was a tragedy and our sympathies are with her family. We can't pre-empt the results of the inquiry into the accident in which she died, but this council is determined to do all it can to ensure the road is as safe as it can be for drivers.

"Council officers have started work on a Road Traffic Regulation Order which is intended to reduce the speed limit on Gleniffer Road from 60mph to 40mph. This will require consultation with bodies such as Police Scotland and normally takes around four months.

"While this council is doing all it can to improve road safety across Renfrewshire, I would emphasise to motorists that it is vital that they match their driving to the road and weather conditions both for their own safety and the safety of others."

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