Andrew, Cllr John Briggs and local campaigner and Town councillor Julie Reed are calling for action against speeding vehicles on Wharf Road in Crowle. Recent monitoring on the road showed an average speed of 39.4mph. 7,462 vehicles use this road every day and of those, 1,652 were travelling 35-40mph, 661 were 40-45mph, 228 were 45-50mph, 67 were 50-55mph, 23 were 55-60mph, 9 were 60-65mph and 3 were 65-70mph.
Andrew reports: "We don't want to punish drivers, however speeding does have a massive impact on our communities. I have been contacted by a great number of concerned residents about speeding on the whole of Wharf Road running through from Ealand to Crowle, particularly around North Axholme Academy. The speed monitoring done by the council certainly shows an increase in the number of vehicles speeding on the road. We have asked for increased enforcement on the road and for the council to draw up some plans to look at the best way to lower speeds."
Cllr John Briggs says, " There is a long history of speeding in this area and I am of the opinion that the current 30mph limit starts too far out of Crowle and only serves to add confusion to motorists. Working with Andrew and Julie we have asked that the limit is moved closer to the built up area with appropriate signage and road markings."
Cllr Julie Reed says, "Living locally, I know just how fast cars travel on this stretch of road. Many residents contact me about their concerns and they worry that there will be even more accidents if action isn't taken. I think Andrew and John have made some constructive suggestions towards reducing speeding and I know they are securing support from North Lincolnshire Council to take action."