EAST Lothian Council has been urged to stay clear from speed bumps when it comes to slowing traffic on a busy road in Dunbar.

Discussions about the speed limit and layout of Brodie Road have been ongoing for a number of months, with the council reviewing the issue to see what can be done to make the area safer. Signs were previously added to warn drivers of crossing deer, while the idea of changing the priority of junctions off Brodie Road has also been suggested.

The council has not ruled out speed bumps being introduced on the road.

Brodie Road and the rest of the Hallhill area of the town – with the exception of Kellie Road – has a 20mph speed limit, but questions have been asked as to whether that is too slow due to the long, wide nature of the road.

At a meeting of Dunbar and East Linton Community and Police Partnership (CAPP), resident Donald Budge said: “Brodie Road was designed for vehicles to travel at 30mph. That is why when people are on it and driving for a long time, you see all the road, all the space, and instinctively think it is 30mph.

“That is why it is dead easy for police to catch a whole bunch of people speeding.”

Speeding on Brodie Road has previously been one of the agreed CAPP priorities.

But Mr Budge said that to him the idea of speed bumps on the road was “daft”.

“[Speed bumps being installed] is what will happen if we keep saying there is a problem,” he added.

George Robertson, Dunbar Community Council vice-chairman, was at the CAPP meeting and said there were arguments for and against the reduced speed limit.

He said: “There is an argument that it should never have been made 20mph because it is a main thoroughfare but equally I have heard so many arguments that it should because there are children and dogs going about.”

A spokeswoman for East Lothian Council confirmed discussions were still ongoing.

She said: “We are aware of concerns raised by local residents in this area and are working on a number of proposals to resolve the issue.

“These are not finalised yet but will be advised to the local community, community council, etc in due course.”