Slow down!

Mary Lane is very concerned about speeding motors on Murrow Bank and has a police report on speed of drivers.
Mary Lane is very concerned about speeding motors on Murrow Bank and has a police report on speed of drivers.
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“SPEEDING drivers need to slow down before someone is killed.”

That is the message from Murrow resident Mary Lane, who says action needs to be taken to curb drivers going too fast along Murrow Bank.

There are already speed cushions on the 30mph road and chicanes, but Miss Lane claims they are ineffective.

However, a spokesperson at Cambridgeshire County Council said there are no plans to install further traffic measures and there is no significant accident record.

Miss Lane has a copy of a recent police survey carried out over a month that showed more than a quarter of drivers exceeded 36mph and said the council should take it into account.

Worryingly, the highest recorded speeds were between 69mph and 79mph.

“This is horrendous,” she said. “There is a school along here, a children’s centre and two playing fields.”

A high proportion of speeding drivers were going towards Guyhirn.

A total of 2,523 vehicles (27.6 per cent) were clocked speeding and 85 per cent of those were Category 2 vehicles, which includes lorries, larger vans and cars with trailers. Going towards Parson Drove, 1,832 vehicles (21.6 per cent) were travelling at more than 36mph and 56.8 per cent of those were Category 2 vehicles.

“Cambs County Council says this is not enough, but I live here and I say it is. I would like them to actually do something before someone is killed.”

Miss Lane has also expressed concern that vibrations from vehicles not slowing for the speed cushions could damage buildings.

A council spokesperson said they are always happy to discuss safety concerns with the local community, including ways changes could be funded by an outside party.