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Village Fears over Speeding Drivers

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:02am 5th July 2014


Parents in a Cornish village warn speeding drivers put their children's lives on the line every time they go out to play.

Locals in Nancegollan are campaigning for speed bumps on the main route from Camborne to Helston

Mum of four Vicky Ritchie has set up a petition: "Four children have had near misses, four cats have been killed and two dogs have been killed. The council have said basically that unless a child is seriously injured or killed they won't even consider it. They're putting a price on a child's head.

"I want speed cushions, before a child is killed. I mean the dog that was killed last week was playing with the children in the park. It came out seconds before the children did and it was hit and thrown 500 yards down the road. That next time is going to be a child."

Officials say the road is not on their list of black spots so is not a priority.

But Peter Tatlow from Cormac says a new 30 zone is being put out to consultation: "Any money we do get is targeted to an area where we know there is a known problem. If speeds are reasonably within the speed limit and if accident numbers are low then it's unlikely that we would ever draw any funding in to a location like that.

"The speed limit through Nancegollan is recommended to drop to 30 miles an hour so we're going out to consultation on that in probably August or September with a view to bringing that speed limit down and hopefully it will bring the speeds of vehicles down as well."

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