A pair of independent councillors are calling for "a united front of local MSPs" to push for more road safety measures on one of Renfrewshire's busiest roads.

Andy Doig and John Hood will bring forward a motion at tomorrow's full council meeting demanding more action to address "key accident hot spots" on the A737 between Kilbarchan and Beith.

Councillor Doig, who represents Johnstone North, Kilbarchan, Howwood and Lochwinnoch, believes new road safety measures are required as soon as possible.

The Gazette: Councillors John Hood and Andy DoigCouncillors John Hood and Andy Doig (Image: Supplied)

He said: "When first married Cllr Audrey Doig and I lived near the Kilbarchan end of the A737 and frequently heard ambulances heading down to the notorious Howwood junction and beyond. 

"I would like to say in nearly thirty years that this has improved but it has not. 

"There are frequent road traffic accidents on the Kilbarchan to Beith leg of the A737, and this must be addressed."

Councillor Doig believes the road should be updated at three specific points.

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He said: "Firstly, there is a bad camber from Kilbarchan to the Howwood junction, secondly, there is the issue of the Howwood junction itself, and finally, there are the winding dangers of Risk Brae approaching Lochwinnoch."

Councillor John Hood added: "Having had the privilege of representing Howwood for 10 years I know how important this is to the village. 

"But over the years I have had many adverse comments from motorists in Johnstone and Elderslie saying how dangerous this stretch of the road is."