Shocking video footage has emerged of a man and his dog dodging cars on a busy Dundee road.
A man in a red cap was spotted on Hawkhill near the Globe Bar shortly after 7pm on Monday, accompanied by the pooch.
A witness said the man and his Staffordshire bull terrier were “rambling” around the area for about 10 minutes.
Road safety charity Break described the man’s actions as “incredibly dangerous”.
The 90-second clip showed him walking on and off the road at various intervals while vehicles slowed down in order to let him cross.
A taxi braked to let the dog walker cross over and he could then be seen scavenging the road surface.
The onlooker said: “I’ve never seen anything so stupid in my life.
“Given how low the sun was, anything could have happened to this guy.
“The man and his dog were rambling up and down the road and it appeared to me he was searching for cigarette ends.
“I watched him walk up in the middle of the road towards Dundee University before walking back down.
“Not only was he putting his own life at risk, he had a dog in tow and was also risking drivers’ lives.”
Joshua Harris, director of campaigns at Brake, said: “Roads are high-risk environments for pedestrians and the behaviour of the individual in this video is incredibly dangerous.
“Drivers need to be constantly alert to dangers and it is gratifying to see those in the video slow down and help prevent any injury occurring.
“In any urban area, pedestrians and motor vehicles are likely to be in close proximity and that is why it is vital that we set safe speed limits and minimise the potential for catastrophe.
“Brake urges the introduction of 20mph in all urban areas to help improve the safety of our roads.”