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Mum raises safety concerns over ‘dangerous’ Higher Walton Road

Posted on - 24th October, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston News, Roads, Transport, Walton-le-Dale
Families are raising concerns about speeding on Higher Walton Road Pic: Google
Higher Walton Road Pic: Google

Concerned residents in Higher Walton are being asked to sign a petition calling for tougher safety measures on its main road.

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Higher Walton Road has seen a campaign launched to get speed bumps, ramps or traffic islands installed on a stretch of it.

A local mum has launched the petition calling on Lancashire County Council to act saying it is ‘only a matter of time before someone is hurt.’

The mother said: “I think it’ll be beneficial to everyone who lives here.

“It’s a built up area with families who use the nursery and primary school school.

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“The speed that some drivers come down the road is clearly dangerous.

“It’s only a matter of time before a child is involved in an accident and I couldn’t live with myself if I hadn’t tried to prevent it.”

The petition calls for the traffic calming measures to be put in close to where the Higher Walton recreation centre is.

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Recently Higher Walton Road was shut at its junction with Chorley Road after a crash involving a motorbike – the man involved is receiving treatment for spinal injuries.

The road has a speed limit of 30mph already and one speed camera.

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The petition can be found on the county council website.

It will receive a response from the county council’s highways department and if it gathers enough signatures could be debated at a council meeting.

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