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Speeding drivers asked to slow down on busy road

Councillor Kim Snape at the Rawlinson Lane junction.

Councillor Kim Snape at the Rawlinson Lane junction.

An urgent call has been made to clampdown on speeding drivers on a Chorley road.

County Coun Kim Snape is calling on Lancashire Police and Lancashire County Council to take action over the problem on Rawlinson Lane, Heath Charnock.

Rawlinson Lane has a 20mph speed limit but Coun Snape claims drivers are constantly exceeding this.

Coun Snape said: “I agree with the 20mph schemes but nothing is happening to enforce them - perhaps some rumble strips could be put down to help alert the cars.”

Lancashire’s highway staff have been to Rawlinson Lane and conducted road traffic surveys.

Paul Binks, road and transport safety manager, said: “We’re aware of concerns about speeding on Rawlinson Lane, and have placed interactive ‘smiley face’ signs on the road on six occasions since August 2012.

“We’ve assisted Coun Snape to communicate with residents and drivers who use the road by distributing marketing materials such as car and wheelie bin stickers.

“We are currently discussing the issue with the police to look at further options to support the 20mph speed limit.”

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “Road safety is a key priority for Lancashire Police and we will always strive to listen to concerns from the local community.

“Unfortunately, the number of parked cars and the narrowness of the road are currently preventing the RoadWatch Scheme from being carried out at this particular location.

“However, the road layout will be changed and improved over the next few months as a result of work being carried out by Network Rail, and this may allow the scheme to be carried out in the future.”

 

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