Speed bumps for Accrington estate

Speed bumps for Accrington estate

Speed bumps for Accrington estate

First published in Hyndburn

CALLS for traffic calming measures on an Accrington estate will be answered after a child was nearly knocked over by a speeding car.

Several residents have voiced their concern about cars tearing down the alley way behind East Crescent, which is used as a rat run from Ribblesdale Avenue.

One resident said their child had been narrowly missed by one such car, leading to the council agreeing to install speed bumps.

Milnshaw councillor Paul Cox, who is set to become deputy council leader from September 1, said: “When residents asked me to help with this issue, I looked at consulting with all residents on Ribblesdale Avenue and Ribbleton Drive, along with East Crescent to see how we could help curb this problem.”

A letter has been sent to all residents whose home borders the alleyway to consult on the measures, which will include speed bumps.

A petition was also collected, Coun Cox said.

“After looking into this issue and searching for some funding, it looks like we have the go ahead for a couple of speed bumps on the back street, which will slow the traffic down and hopefully create a safer environment,” he said.

Coun Cox was due to meet with council engineers to determine a location for the speed bumps and to find out when they will be installed.

Speed bumps are effective at keeping speed down, but their use has proved controversial in the past, with reports of them causing vehicle damage and accidents.

Critics also say it slows response time for emergency vehicles, and may simply move the problem to a nearby street rather than solving it.

A police spokesman said: “We are aware of problems with traffic being reported in this area. Reducing speed can save lives. We back any scheme aimed at reducing injuries and fatalities on Lancashire’s roads.”

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10:32pm Sun 24 Aug 14

AnthonyUK says...

Serves speeders right-shouldn't chav around with your loud music fast driving and idiotic loud boorish behaviour, if wrecks your suspensions and axles on your cars GOOD. Serves you right for speeding and being a chav girl racer chav boy racer and chavvy parent! The sooner you learn NOT to drive at speed through residential areas THE BETTER. You think you can chav whatever you like wherever you like however you like and get away with it-i'm glad the authorities are hurting you and you cars serves you right to have a broken car for speeding through residential areas-they're NOT your god given right to treat them as your own bleeding public racetracks!!!
Serves speeders right-shouldn't chav around with your loud music fast driving and idiotic loud boorish behaviour, if wrecks your suspensions and axles on your cars GOOD. Serves you right for speeding and being a chav girl racer chav boy racer and chavvy parent! The sooner you learn NOT to drive at speed through residential areas THE BETTER. You think you can chav whatever you like wherever you like however you like and get away with it-i'm glad the authorities are hurting you and you cars serves you right to have a broken car for speeding through residential areas-they're NOT your god given right to treat them as your own bleeding public racetracks!!! AnthonyUK
  • Score: 14

10:42pm Sun 24 Aug 14

AnthonyUK says...

I hope these speedhumps spread to more residential areas and curb the boy girl and parent racers-you don't have rights to speed on ANY road especially residential areas, the sooner you nuisances of the road realise that and drive with care consideration and thought for others and start thinking about other people for once than your selfish speed driving attitudes THE BETTER.
I hope these speedhumps spread to more residential areas and curb the boy girl and parent racers-you don't have rights to speed on ANY road especially residential areas, the sooner you nuisances of the road realise that and drive with care consideration and thought for others and start thinking about other people for once than your selfish speed driving attitudes THE BETTER. AnthonyUK
  • Score: 10

7:59am Mon 25 Aug 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

So speed bumps on an alleyway?
So speed bumps on an alleyway? DoggydogNo1
  • Score: 3

9:09am Mon 25 Aug 14

shytalk says...

Why should they get speed bumps? They should make do with potholes like everyone else.
Why should they get speed bumps? They should make do with potholes like everyone else. shytalk
  • Score: 5

10:11am Mon 25 Aug 14

Black Car Guy. says...

Stop sticks will work far better, :).
Stop sticks will work far better, :). Black Car Guy.
  • Score: 3

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