Hundreds of people have signed a petition calling for increased road safety measures to be implemented on Crieff High Street.
Copies of the petition, which has more than 300 signatures, were handed to Transport Scotland, Perth and Kinross Council, and Scottish Conservative MSP Liz Smith.
The petition called for safer pedestrian crossing measures in Crieff’s High Street.
This comes in light of growing concerns expressed by residents in the area, particularly the elderly and young, struggling to cross the street with the high volumes of fast-moving traffic.
While the petition primarily focuses on East High Street, the lack of safe crossing spaces on West High Street was brought into focus following the death of William Dye, who was knocked down on the road.
The former chairman of Crieff Community Council, Craig Finlay has been gathering feedback about the roads from town residents. He has since discussed the issues with Transport Scotland and a Crieff Succeeds Business Improvement District representative.
Mid Scotland and Fife Conservative MSP Liz Smith has also called for action to be taken on the road following recent accidents.
She has met with Police Scotland and BEAR Scotland to look at ways of improving road safety.
Ms Smith said: “It is very clear that, within recent months, there have been several concerns raised about road safety in Crieff including on the A85.
“That is why Councillor Roz McCall and I met Inspector Thompson and representatives from BEAR Scotland to demand action to improve safety.
“This includes responding to the survey which had been organised by Craig Finlay.
“Recent accidents in and around Crieff only heighten the need for action.”
Mr Finlay spoke of the importance of both authorities taking action and drivers’ behaviour in the area.
He said: “It is encouraging that, following recent focus on the safety of this trunk road, relevant authorities are now taking our concerns seriously and consideration is being given to any measures which could make a difference to safety and ease of pedestrian access through the town.
“It is widely recognised that, with police officers being stretched more than ever, poor driver behaviour is going undetected and those driving too fast through Crieff’s high street are not being deterred from doing so.”
Anyone with further concerns on the issue are encouraged to contact Mr Finlay on 07709 347044.