Bus stop parking results in police crackdown on drivers

POLICE have carried out a crackdown on bad drivers in west Edinburgh following complaints from residents.

Residents in the Corstorphine area urged police to tackle motorists parking illegally at the bus stop on Saughton Road North.

Officers targeted drivers flouting the law, issuing traffic tickets to offenders, and worked with council chiefs to have the bus stop redesigned to reduce the problem.

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Murrayfield residents also asked police to tackle speeding motorists on Balgreen Road and Saughtonhall Drive.

Officers conducted road checks on the streets but found it was the “perception of speed rather than actual speeding” which led to the concerns.

Police also carried out extra patrols at Western Corner and Balbinnie Place following complaints from residents about cyclists mounting the pavements. Signs bearing the warning “No Cycling” were installed on the pavements.