WORRIED parents have welcomed a new safety measure on one of the 'most dangerous' roads in Peebles.

Mums and dads have regarded the daily crossing of Rosetta Road for hundreds of schoolchildren as an 'accident waiting to happen'.

The concerns were echoed by police, who have vowed to clampdown on problem parking and speeding along the narrow street.

After more than a year of campaigning the concerned parents have given a new trial build-out area the thumbs up.

One worried mum-of-two, who asked not to be named, contacted the Peeblesshire News back in July and hit out at inconsiderate school-run drivers.

She said she had witnessed several near misses by those not slowing down or stopping to let parents and children cross the road safely.

This week she told us: “This was an accident waiting to happen and we are all delighted that something has finally been done.

“We are delighted with the progress being made and hope that we will eventually have a permanent build-out.

"All we want is for the road to be safe for our children to cross.”

Children face the challenge of crossing Rosetta Road on their way to and from both Kingsland and Halyrude primaries each morning and afternoon.

Scottish Borders Council reacted to the concerns of parents by introducing the temporary build-out last week.

A spokesman for the local authority said: "A build out area has been introduced as a trial measure on Rosetta Road and will remain in place over the winter.

“During this time the Safer Routes to School team will monitor its use to ensure that it is located appropriately and also survey vehicle movements and parking on Rosetta Road and surrounding streets.

“After this work is complete consideration will be given to making it permanent.”

The build-out has also been welcomed by local councillor Kris Chapman (Lib Dem, Tweeddale West).

He said: "After some months of work, I am delighted that the council have listened and acted upon the views of concerned parents and other users of the crossing point on Rosetta Road.

“The trial build-outs seek to improve crossing of the road safely by giving pedestrians, young and old, a much better line of sight at what is a very busy junction.”