Time to have your say on speeding concerns

40mph speed limit sign
40mph speed limit sign
Have your say

People have been urged to have their say on speeding problem areas as the deadline looms on a county-wide survey.

Lincolnshire County Council wants residents to bring to its attention any roads where drivers regularly disobey the speed limits.

The consultation ends on February 9 and people have been urged to submit their comments before that date.

County councillor Helen Powell (Lincolnshire Independents), who represents the Bourne Castle ward, said: “Speed limits are very contentious as residents clamour for better safety in their villages and a better quality of life. In seconds, a young life can be damaged or worse, leaving families devastated.

“A car driving through can feel quite safe and see no problem. However, you start to see a different picture
when you get out of your vehicle and do the things that residents do.”

Coun Powell’s comments have added significance given the accident on the A15 at Northorpe on January 7, when two 11-year-old girls were left fighting for their lives after being hit by a people carrier.

Thankfully the girls are now recovering, but Northorpe and Thurlby residents started a petition calling for pedestrian crossings in their villages.

And a public meeting will be held at Lawrance Park Village Hall in Crown Lane, Thurlby, at 7.30pm on February 14 to discuss speeding concerns.

Residents also raised the issue of people speeding on the A151 Raymond Mays Way, in Bourne, at Tuesday’s meeting of the Bourne and Billingborough Neighbourhood Policing Panel meeting.

As a result, police set the road as a medium term priority. Officers will assess the situation and if necessary look at mobile speed cameras.

To comment on the county council survey, visit the Lincolnshire County Council website.