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Complaints from residents lead to Alvaston speed clampdown

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Complaints from residents lead to Alvaston speed clampdown

A SPEEDING clampdown is being launched on Raynesway and several streets in Alvaston after numerous complaints from residents.

Radar signs are to be installed to warn drivers of their speed in Alvaston Street, Shardlow Road and Elvaston Lane in the next few weeks.

Councillor Mark Tittley said the funding for the signs was agreed at a neighbourhood board meeting on Monday night.

Lyndy Urquhart, who has lived in Alvaston Street for 30 years, said speeding was “a major problem”.

The 65-year-old teacher backed the idea installing the signs and said: “The street is used as a rat-run for people who want to get to Chellaston and that’s a really big problem.

“People are in a rush when they’re going to and from work and on to Raynesway and also the A6.

“I even think 30mph is at times too quick and perhaps 20mph is better. It’s a problem which has gone on for too long and it needs solving.”

Mrs Urquhart said she had witnessed several accidents on the road and also “near misses”.

The signs will be installed for six weeks at each road before a permanent plan is put in place.

Mr Tittley said he had spoken with council officers about installing the devices on Raynesway to monitor the speed of drivers.

He said: “I’ve heard from residents that speeding on the road is a problem and this is why we’ve launched this.

“It will monitor speed for several weeks and then we’ll see if anything needs to be done in the long-term.”

The Derby Telegraph revealed in September that there had been 60 accidents on Raynesway during the past ten years

The figures were from the crashmap.co.uk website, which uses data collected by police on road traffic accidents in which people have been injured.

This data is approved by the National Statistics Authority and reported on by the Department for Transport each year.

Mr Tittley said: “It’s clear that there are too many accidents on Raynesway so that’s why these measures are being looked at.”

Allan Rawson, 66, of Shardlow Road, said: “It’s become a real problem and nothing has been done. It’s the attitude of drivers who don’t drive within the limit which is causing problems.

“I think 30pmph is too fast and I back the idea of signs warning people to slow down.

“I fear that there will be a serious or even fatal accident on this street and action needs to be taken before that happens.”

Courtesy : ISAAC CROWSON
 
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