Angus residents have warned they are risking their lives on a daily basis after four cats were killed on the road outside their homes, fearing a child could be next.
They have written to Angus Council in an attempt to get signs advising motorists to slow down on the 60 mile per hour stretch of road on the outskirts of Carnoustie.
The six cottages at Pitlivie nestle between two blind bends on the B9128 near Muirdrum.
A number of residents, who do not wish to be named, warn it is only a matter of time before a child or an adult will lose their life.
One said: “The residents are sick of it, sick to our stomachs because there are no cats left and only the children now who get on and off school buses.
“Residents take their life into their own hands when they approach the road entrance to turn in to go home or leave for work, often narrowly missing idiots who fly past in speeds in excess of 50 or 60 miles an hour.
“Not one of those who have killed the cats have stopped and informed the residents, the children have discovered two of their beloved pets themselves.”
One woman, whose two cats were also killed on the road, urges motorists to be more considerate for those living in rural locations.
“We know the speed limit is 60 miles per hour, we can’t change that, but we have collectively written to Angus Council to ask if we can put up signs asking motorists to slow down.
“All we are asking motorists to do is have some consideration for residents.
“We are aware people are not breaking the law but are just asking them to be careful.
“There are children who live here and have to cross the road when they get off the school bus.”
One resident who has lived in the cottages for 17 years said there had always been problems.
“All we are asking is for motorists to slow down when they come round the corners.
“I take my life in my hands every time I go out to take the bin off the verge as cars are coming round that fast.”
Angus councillor Brian Boyd, Independent member for Carnoustie and district, sympathised with those who had lost their beloved pets.
“My heart goes out to them. I would like them to contact me so we can take this matter forward through the proper channels,” he said.
“We will endeavour to do what we can.”
An Angus Council spokesman said: “Where we receive complaints about vehicles driving in excess of permitted speed limits, or concerns about excessive speed, we will attend to carry out speed measurements and report our findings back to the Traffic Coordination Group forum, which is attended by Police Scotland.”