Bear Scotland will implement a string of traffic calming measures in a bustling Perthshire village next year after a campaign by local parents.
The A85, which runs through Methven, has consistently worried parents in the village as vehicles have been shown to regularly exceed the 30mph speed limit.
Both the primary school and park front onto the busy trunk road and surveys have been carried out by the operator following campaigning by action group Child Safety Methven.
The group previously organised a traffic survey at each end of the village which caught cars travelling at unsafe speeds.
A range of traffic calming measures have been agreed.
“Dragon teeth” markings and 30mph speed limit signs are to be painted on the road at either end of the village and the crossing outside the school will be repainted yellow, to increase awareness.
This is particularly pertinent for the group as Methven Primary School will potentially lose its crossing patroller next year.
There will be additional signage installed, advising motorists of the school’s presence.
After these changes have been implemented, a further traffic survey will be done to determine the impact of the measures.
Child Safety Methven chairwoman Sarah Fergusson, said: “I’m absolutely delighted.
“These are the recommendations we made and while we’d like to see vehicle-activated signage too, we need a really good case for that, so we’re more than happy to give this a go.
“It’s a great idea and hopefully it will make a difference. We’ll know after a follow up survey has measured the impact.”
In the past, Child Safety Methven had placed pop-up policemen at the roadside to slow traffic but the latest one has been stolen from its position at the east end of the village.
The new measures will be bankrolled by Transport Scotland.
A spokesperson for the agency said: “Representatives from BEAR Scotland, Transport Scotland, Perth and Kinross Council and a member of the Methven community met on November 5 to discuss potential improvements to the A85 through Methven with the aim of reducing traffic speeds through the village and in the vicinity of the primary school.
“It was agreed that new and refreshed road markings and additional signage would be provided and monitoring of speeds carried out thereafter.
“BEAR Scotland will now progress these improvements, which will be prioritised amongst other road safety works in the North West Unit. It is anticipated these improvement measures will be undertaken in the next financial year.”