Calls for speed measures after Langney car crash

Photo by Duncan Lawson SUS-150109-122753001
Photo by Duncan Lawson SUS-150109-122753001

A county councillor has called for more anti-speeding action on Langney roads after a car crash on Monday night.

Alan Shuttleworth, county councillor for Langney is calling on the council for a traffic survey to identify risks on the road.

The call comes after a car crashed into a home on Sevenoaks road at around 7pm on Monday August 31.

Cllr Shuttleworth said, “I attended the scene of the incident. It was a harrowing experience for the family and our thoughts go out to them. It is a tremendous relief that no-one was physically injured.

“As Langney county councillor I have received many requests for action on speeding along this road. I have made many representations for traffic calming and speeding action to slow down the traffic in Sevenoaks Road as well as in other strategic routes such as Pennine Way.

“At the time of the planning application for the expansion of West Rise Infant and Junior schools we were promised a full traffic survey to identify any remedial works. I have reinforced the view that such measures must be given urgent consideration.”

Cllr Shuttleworth said, “Improvements could include a narrowing of the road at pinch-points to force traffic to slow down to 20 mph limit in the vacinity of the schools, additional bollards at strategic points, and development of use of SID (Speed Indication Device), Operation Crackdown and Community Speedwatch, to crackdown on persistent offenders.

“As Langney’s county councillor I will continue to raise these matters with the county Highways Department as well as with the police.”

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Photo by Duncan Lawson.

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