Traffic equipment on the A15 at Thurlby is not connected to the crossings campaign

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A vehicle count which is taking place on the A15 this week is not connected to a public campaign for crossings to be installed at Thurlby and Northorpe.

The Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership is due to carry out 12-hour vehicle counts at the two villages following a public meeting last month.

Campaigners launched a petition calling for crossings to be installed after two 11-year-old girls were hit by a minibus after getting off the school bus.

Representatives from Lincolnshire County Council attended a meeting to discuss the proposal and agreed to monitor vehicle and pedestrian movements at the two sites to judge whether the crossings are needed.

Traffic monitoring equipment has been seen on the A15 this week but the road safety partnership, which will carry out the survey, has confirmed it is not connected to the campaign.

The team are waiting for drivers to get used to the new 40mph speed limit along the road before they carry out the survey.

A spokesman said: “The county council is carrying out a vehicle count check which is nothing to do with the road safety partnership.

“We will carry out surveys in the area of Thurlby once it is considered drivers are used to the new limits.”

The road safety partnership will not announce when the survey will take place to make sure people do not alter their driving habits to influence the results.