An experimental 20mph zone in a Dundee neighbourhood has attracted mixed reactions from residents.
The speed restrictions around The Glens and Johnston Avenue will initially be in force for a year and were introduced on May 7 following complaints about the area being used as a “racetrack”.
Residents this week said the new speed limit is already making a difference, but that some drivers’ behaviour still leaves a lot to be desired.
George Kane, 50, of Glenogil Avenue, said: “I’m very happy with the new signs.
“You do still see some speeding but people are now more aware of the need to slow down and they mostly do so.”
Glentruim Terrace resident George McGregor added: “I’d say 60% probably aren’t keeping to the new limit and 40% are.
“It’s mostly at night time that you can still hear people going at fast speeds.
“That’s when it turns into a race track and it’s still the case now since the limit came in.
“It’s early days yet, of course.”
One of the people who started the petition to get a 20mph limit was Derek Patton, 63, who has lived in the area for 25 years.
He stressed the need for police to enforce the new speed restrictions.
Derek said: “We’re delighted that the council has decided to implement this here, but it’s important that the police act on it.
“We’re looking to get HGVs off the road as well as we don’t see why we should get juggernauts down our road.”
Betty Turner, 81, said the new measures were a “God send”.
She added: “Cars used to come round the corner at some speed, which was dangerous as there are a lot of bairns, older people and cats on this street.
“I know that they’re slowing down now because I can hear them slamming on the breaks when they see the signs.”