Lack of road safety leaves students feeling cross

Signing up to safety is MP Frank Roy who supports the campaign by New College Lanarkshire students for a road crossing at the Motherwell Campus.
Signing up to safety is MP Frank Roy who supports the campaign by New College Lanarkshire students for a road crossing at the Motherwell Campus.

Road safety has become a big issue for New College Lanarkshire students at the Motherwell campus and MP Frank Roy is supporting a campaign to improve matters with a suitable crossing.

The MP met with Network students from the college who are undertaking a road safety unit as part of their course. They have launched a petition for a safe crossing and their class representative Emma Frew contacted Frank Roy to discuss the safety concerns.

Mr Roy shared their concerns and was impressed by the proposals which the students have come up with as they strive to solve the problem.

He said: “There is no doubt that students are in danger when crossing roads near New College Lanarkshire’s Motherwell Campus.

“I understand that just recently two people have been injured while crossing near the college. Emma and her fellow students have launched a petition calling for a safe crossing and I support this action.

“Having met with the students, I applaud their work so far in rasing this issue and their excellent proposals to improve road safety.”

Emma added commented: “We are very grateful that Mr Roy gave us his time and appreciate his interest and support.

“We feel strongly about road safety for students and for other people in the area.

We hope that our petition will lead to further action being taken to achieve a safe crossing.”

People who wish to support the petition can log on to Craigneuk Street petition