A FATHER-of-four was among the three men killed in a three-car road smash in an accident blackspot.
Gordon McRae, 46, from Airdrie, was a passenger in one of the cars in the crash on the A8011 in Cumbernauld.
He had two daughters, aged 18 and 13, and nine-year-old twin boys with wife Lorna.
Mr McRae was in a Ford Focus driven by Neil Harold, 34, from the Ralston area of Paisley, who also died at the scene. Both worked for a Cumbernauld engineering firm.
Mr Harold leaves behind his wife Laura and a two-year-old son.
The other victim was Greig Brown, 30, of Condorrat, near Cumbernauld.
Mr Brown was driving northbound from the town towards the M80 in a silver Mercedes when it crossed the central reservation about 12.45pm and collided with the Ford Focus.
It happened on Wednesday near the bottom of a hill known as Wilderness Brae.
Local people, politicians and campaigners are calling for crash barriers to be erected on the road, which has claimed other lives, including that of Sandie Warnock, 16, of Cumbernauld, and Francis Keegan, 51, in October 2007.
Nicole McAllister and Sarah Dougan have set up a Facebook page called the Wildnerness Brae Appeal.
They campaigned in Cumbernauld town centre to gather signatures for a petition to demand better safety measures.
In response, North Lanarkshire Council said it had started work on reducing the northbound carriageway on the A8011 to one lane.
Councillor James Coyle, convener of planning and transportation, said: "This follows a meeting with police and is in response to public concern.
"It will also allow our engineers to continue their own investigation with a view to introducing more safety measures where appropriate."