Residents who have warned about dangerous driving on a Dundee street fear it may take someone being injured before action is taken.
A no entry sign at Montgomerie Crescent, a one way road, has been ignored on a daily basis for at least three decades, according to homeowners.
Montgomerie Avenue and Crescent are joined in horseshoe shape and run into one another. Both streets are one-way and cars are supposed to enter at the Avenue junction with Arbroath Road and leave via Crescent.
Fred Ewan, who moved to the area 30 years ago, installed CCTV in his garden because he works offshore but has started documenting drivers ignoring the signs.
In 1990, The Courier reported police had increased patrols and issued warnings to drivers ignoring the road signs.
The problem persisted and in 2017 The Courier again reported concerns from residents.
With a nearby housing development in the pipeline Mr Ewan fears an increase in children in the area could result in an accident.
He said: “We appreciate that you can’t completely stop everyone from doing it but it’s been going on for at least 30 years now.
“The council say the road meets all the guidance but it’s obviously not good enough so more needs to be done. It is definitely something that has got worse in recent years.
“When the new houses are built, I’m sure there will be more children coming up and down this street to get to the shops.
“It’s only a matter of time before there is an accident. It’s just luck there hasn’t been one already.”
Among the examples in Mr Ewan’s CCTV is a car driving in the wrong direction moments before a hearse carrying a recently deceased Mongomerie Crescent resident leaves a driveway.
Another clip from January shows a car blocking the road’s exit as the driver went to a shop on Arbroath Road. On his return, 20 minutes later, at least five cars were waiting.
Charlie Steele, 71, who has lived on the street for 20 years, sees drivers flouting the rules every day.
He said: “What I don’t understand is where they think they are going. Both junctions on the street lead to Arbroath Road, so it’s not like it’s a shortcut.”
Councillor Will Dawson, who represents the East End ward, said: “The no entry signs are in good condition and in clear view.
“I’ve been at the site when police have actually caught people going the wrong way and I will ask them to the area again.
“It is really a road policing issue and there is not much more the council can do to mitigate against poor, inconsiderate and ultimately reckless driving.
“I would urge anyone coming to this area to adhere to the signage and the law.”
A Dundee City Council spokesman said: “The council is aware of complaints and Police Scotland have attended this location. We will continue to liaise with Police Scotland.
“There are a number of traffic signs and road markings on the carriageway advising drivers that a one way system is in operation.”
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Road safety is obviously an issue Police Scotland takes seriously and officers are regularly involved in prevention enforcement activity.
“Although there has been less vehicles on our roads, this has continued during the recent pandemic and will increase as we continue our journey out of lockdown.”