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Petition calls for action over speeding drivers
THE overwhelming majority of residents have backed calls to make a Worcester road safer from speeding cars.
Almost every one (104 out of 108 or 96 per cent of those asked) backed calls for Worcestershire County Council to launch an investigation into speeding in Lansdowne Road.
The petition stated: “We the undersigned call upon Worcestershire County Council to investigate the speeding traffic on Lansdowne Road, look for solutions to ensure safer speeds and consult with local residents before any physical changes are made.” Signatures were collected on Saturday, March 9, and Saturday, March 16.
Matthew Jenkins, of Nunnery, Worcester, a Green party candidate for St Stephen’s ward for Worcestershire County Council, helped take the petition door-to-door with Neil Laurenson, a Worcester city councillor for the Green Party, and Louis Stephen who also represents the Greens.
The 41-year-old father-of-two said: “The issue of speeding cars on Lansdowne Road really struck a chord with the people we spoke to.
“Something clearly needs to be done to tackle this problem and improve the lives of those living in the area.”
He said speaking to people in the area had given him more idea of the extent of the problem, with residents’ complaints including wing mirrors being knocked off their cars by passing vehicles, families being woken at 2am by the noise of speeding cars and older people telling him they had difficulty crossing the road due to the speeding traffic.
“A few residents suggested to me some ways of combining traffic calming which would also allow better parking for residents such as narrowing the road at some place and forcing drivers to slow down,” he said.
Worcestershire County Council had not responded at the time the Worcester News went to press.