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Speed activated signs agreed for "racetrack" road in Stanford
1:23pm Monday 9th July 2012 in News
A ROAD, plagued by speeding motorists, is to finally have calming measures introduced.
Residents in Southend Road, Corringham have long complained that their road - which is also home to Gable Hall School - is regularly used as a racetrack.
Councillors in Stanford and Corringham ward have since campaigned for traffic calming measures on the 30mph road.
Now Thurrock council has agreed to put up speed activated signs, which flash at motorists if they are travelling at a speed over the legal limit.
They will also be surveying pedestrians in the area about the possible introduction of a zebra crossing.
Phil Anderson, Tory ward councillor for Stanford East and Corringham town, said: “We always knew that road markings alone would not be enough.
“The flashing speed signs will give a much more visible warning for people to take care, and a crossing would protect both children and adults while further calming traffic.
“But even now after all the publicity this issue has had, I’m amazed at how when I drive at 30mph I still have people come right up behind me hassling me to speed up. The council and police can do their bit, but it is up to all of us now to use this road more responsibly.”
Residents in the road will receive a letter about the new signs later this month.
A speed survey carried out in Southend Road last October found 46 per cent of vehicles using the road broke the 30mph speed limit, with 23 vehicles clocked doing 70mph or more.