CALLS have been made to reduce the speed limit on a road in North Glasgow where three young people have died in crashes in the last year.

Former work colleagues of Lawrence Fraser who was killed in a crash last month have contacted MSP Bob Doris for help with their campaign.

The Asda workers in Summerston want the national speed limit reduced on Balmore Road in Lambhill.

Their call comes after Lawrence, who worked as a security guard in the supermarket, died in hospital following a road crash.

The 21-year-old’s Honda CB600 motorbike was involved in a crash with a Renault Clio and a Metrocab on Balmore Road near to its junction with Skirsa Street. Emergency services rushed to the scene to find Lawrence seriously injured. He was then taken to Glasgow’s Royal Infirmary where he later died.

The same stretch of road claimed the lives of Kieran Lundie, 21, and Gemma McMonagle, 24, last May.

They were both tragically killed when Kieran’s car skidded off Balmore Road, near to Skirsa Street.

Three other young people including Gemma’s boyfriend Jason Taylor, 24, were seriously injured in the crash.

The workers in Asda also raised concerns about the speed of motorists on Blackhill Road in Summerston.

MSP Bob Doris said: “As a local resident in Summerston I know well concerns over road safety at both Balmore and Blackhill roads.

“I was recently approached by a staff member in ASDA and told about Lawrence’s sad passing and I was asked if I would support a campaign to improve road safety..”

He added: “I have of course agreed to do so and I am in the process of making representations to Glasgow City Council. I will be urging a complete safety review given that, tragically, others have also passed away in recent years on the road. There is a strong case to reduce speed limits in the area and I would be open to other road safety suggestions.”

A council spokeswoman said: “We are determined to make every effort to reduce the number of people injured and killed on our roads. We continually liaise with the police on road policing matters and work together to deliver awareness and enforcement campaigns aimed at all road users. Go Safe Glasgow, the road safety partnership led by the council, runs various campaigns throughout the year including speeding, drink drive, driving at work, in-car safety, mobile phones, hazard perception and more. Improving road safety remains a top priority.”