You might remember last year it was sadly reported in the local media, that a motorcyclist had died following a crash along Gunthorpe Road on Friday, July 28.
This is not the first fatality on this particular stretch of road.
The case is due for inquest in March 2018, and the Police cannot release any details until after then. Cllr Julia Davidson and I have though spoken with staff from the local police, who told us their understanding was that speeding was a factor.
My colleague Cllr Julia Davidson and myself have campaigned for action along this road for a number of years.
And while we’ve seen additional road markings outside of Norwood School, Vehicle Activated Signs and a crossing just before the shops and pub, there is still much, much more we need to do as traffic levels continue to increase.
- At the October meeting of Full Council last year, I stood up and made reference tyo this sad incident, adding “…how many people actually have to die on a stretch of road in order for this local authority to properly introduce those road safety measures perhaps like those expensive looking ones located in Glinton?”
- While at the end of last year, my colleague Cllr Julia Davidson was told by the Tory controlled Council “… that speed is an issue in that particular road but the average speed is something like 19 miles an hour recorded on that particular road.”
I have also now sent a formal request to the police, to ensure that we get to read the findings of the inquest.
What would YOU do? How would you improve this stretch of road, what ACTION would you like to see? Please let me know, by posting below!