Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 11:36 BST on Thursday, 3rd August 2012.
Cumbernauld road safety campaign snowballs its support

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Cumbernauld road safety campaign, ‘Wilderness Brae Appeal’ has gathered considerable speed after only bursting onto Facebook less than forty-eight hours ago.

Two days into the campaign’s Facebook existence, the group has 4,154 supporters with a petition now ongoing, and available for signatories through numerous businesses and shops in Cumbernauld’s Antonine Shopping Centre.

The page, which was set up at 18:45pm on Wednesday 1st August 2012, was set up following the tragic road accident, on Cumbernauld’s A8011, which saw three cars collide, causing the death of three men and the hospitalisation of another, who was released yesterday (Thursday 2nd August).

Since the accident, North Lanarkshire Council’s Councillor James Coyle, Convener of Planning and Transportation for North Lanarkshire Council, has issued a statement.

“We are working closely with Strathclyde Police to establish the cause of this dreadful accident and all the circumstances around it,” said Councillor Coyle.

“The community are understandably deeply concerned about the events of yesterday. We have already launched a review of our safety measures pending the outcome of that investigation and we will make enhancements to those safety measures where appropriate.

“Road safety is a priority for this council. Following the deaths of two people on this road in 2007 we implemented a number of further safety measures. However any fatal accident is one too many and we will take action based on the findings of the current investigation.

“In the meantime our thoughts are with the families of the victims of these tragic events.”

Further to the council’s statement and the launch of the Wilderness Brae Appeal campaign, Cumbernauld Media’s Scott Campbell have caught up with the campaign organiser, Nicole McAllister, and the full interview with Nicole will soon be available through the Cumbernauld Media news page,
click here.

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