Boy racers ‘treating local main road as grand prix circuit’

Rossie Island Road, Montrose

Boy racers have been accused of treating the main road into Montrose as a grand prix circuit.

Traffic calming measures will be put in place along the 30mph Rossie Island Road following an outcry from residents fed up with being plagued by cars speeding past their homes.

Pedestrian islands and new road markings will be installed to deter selfish drivers accused of using the road as their own private race track and “accelerating severely”.

Resident Tom Heron, 71, said boy racers were finding the River South Esk bridge walls attractive to drive past as they amplify the exhaust echo.

He said: “Sometimes they are going like madmen at speeds of 60 and 70mph as early as 9am.”

Montrose SNP councillor Bill Duff said: “It’s very dangerous and antisocial and police have been made aware of it.”

An Angus Council spokesman said an order had been placed with Tayside Contracts which will schedule the works.