DANGEROUS drivers plaguing a city estate have led residents to call for drastic measures before someone is hurt.

People living in Dines Green have complained that drivers are travelling at inappropriate speeds around the estate.

There have been calls for a 20mph speed limit to be put in place to slow drivers down further.

Councillor Richard Udall said he is receiving complaints from residents fed up of people recklessly driving around the estate.

Gresham Road has a 30mph road in place, which is typical of most built-up areas across the UK. 

Cllr Udall said: "I have received a number of complaints about speeding motorists in Gresham Road.

"They may not be breaking the law but they may be driving inappropriately for the location which is dangerous.

"I hope to request a 20mph speed limit for Gresham Road, but first I need to gain the evidence of a problem.

"I have formally requested speed data to be recorded which will count the vehicles and record their speed.

"My request has just been approved. I will publish the results once they are known."

One person said that a neighbouring road is just as bad and poses a possibly greater risk.

They said: "Grenville Road is as bad and a bigger risk as there are parked cars all along the road."

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Another said: "Speeders live on the Green by the sound of it, people will know who they are and the cars they drive.

"Perhaps they could make note of the person, car, colour and number plate if possible."

Local councils can set their own speed limits in certain areas, and these must be clearly signed.

A 20mph zone is normally found in a built-up area near a school.

A spokesperson from Worcestershire County Council said: “We have asked our data collection team to investigate this area as part of their ongoing programme to fully understand speeds.

"We will then review the results.”

What does the Highway Code say about driving in residential streets?

According to the Highway Code, you should drive slowly and carefully on residential streets where there are likely to be pedestrians, cyclists and parked cars.

The Highway Code specifically advises drivers to check for:

  • Vehicles emerging from junctions or driveways
  • Vehicles moving off
  • Car doors opening
  • Pedestrians
  • Children running out from between parked cars
  • Cyclists and motorcyclists.