Calls for stop signs to be installed at a “notoriously dangerous” crossroads in Bishopton have “fallen on deaf ears”, a frustrated councillor has insisted.

James MacLaren has been urging road bosses at Renfrewshire Council to carry out a site visit at the junction of Kingston Road and Old Greenock Road following two recent accidents, in the hope they will take action to improve safety.

The two roads cross over each other and Councillor MacLaren has highlighted how many drivers coming up Kingston Road “alarmingly” believe they have right of way over traffic crossing their path on Old Greenock Road.

The Tory man, who represents Bishopton, Bridge of Weir and Langbank, has suggested stop signs be put in place to curb the issue, but claims officials have so far ignored his cries.

“This is a notoriously dangerous junction in my ward and one that residents are seriously concerned about,” said Councillor MacLaren. 

 “Recent incidents have only heightened their worries and we need to see council officials take calls for action much more seriously.

 “While any site visit would have to take current guidelines into account, officials need to see how dangerous this junction is for themselves.

 “We simply cannot continue with a situation where drivers don’t even know who has right of way.

 “I’ll be continuing to push for greater safety measures to be installed as soon as possible.”

Renfrewshire Council has said it will look at whether markings need to be refreshed at the junction, but is not planning any further alterations despite Councillor MacLaren’s requests.

A council spokesman said: “The safety of road users is paramount and we are happy to investigate all measures which could make our roads infrastructure in Renfrewshire safer.

“We have responded to previous concerns raised about the junction of Kingston Road and Old Greenock Road and will look at whether the road markings here need to be refreshed. At this time we have no further plans to change the layout of the junction.”