Calls for action on speeding

Hundred Road residents who have got a petition regarding speeding'left to right Joseph Rowney, Albert day, Bernard Algar, Ken Brown, Betty Brown and Jennifer Algar

Hundred Road residents who have got a petition regarding speeding'left to right Joseph Rowney, Albert day, Bernard Algar, Ken Brown, Betty Brown and Jennifer Algar

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RESIDENTS living on a busy March road have launched a petition amid fears that someone will be seriously injured or killed unless action is taken on speeding drivers.

Ken Brown, who is among those residents heading the petition in Hundred Road, said they are fed-up with the speed of vehicles and have also written to local MP Stephen Barclay asking for his help.

Mr Brown said the problem of speeding has increased since the link road between Hundred Road and Hostmoor Avenue has been built.

He said although the limit is 30mph, because it is a residential area, there are no signs reminding drivers to curb their speed.

“There are no signs from Norwood Road through Hundred Road. It is obviously a residential area and therefore should be 30mph, but we would like signs put up to remind people of that.

“To be honest some people seem to use it as a race track they drive so fast. The number of lorries coming down here has also increased and it is quite narrow in places.

“We are really worried there will be a serious accident and someone will either be badly injured or even killed unless something is done,” said Mr Brown.

A total of 200 signatures have been gathered on a petition in just two weeks and that has been sent together with a covering letter to Mr Barclay - and the campaigners are awaiting a reply. They have also lobbied the county council and police in a bid to get action.

Mr Brown said people living in Hundred Road and surrounding roads including Gold Street, Bronze Street and Norwood Road are supporting the campaign.