Residents’ concern over speeding cars

Anti-speeding campaigners on Moor End Road, Pellon, with councillor Ashley Evans, left.
Anti-speeding campaigners on Moor End Road, Pellon, with councillor Ashley Evans, left.
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A group of residents is speaking out over speeding motorists that they say are putting lives at risk.

One homeowner on Moor End Road, Pellon, has seen his car written off twice in three years and has even been refused car insurance because of careless and dangerous drivers.

The area is a wide road that has become popular with those looking to put their foot down with residents saying they have seen travelling at more than twice the 30mph speed limit.

“I’ve lived in this house for six years and have had two Volvo estates written off in that time,” said the resident who asked not to be named.

“Two insurance companies are refusing to insure me.”

He raised concerns over the lack of action from the council and police who say they cannot install a speed camera until there are more accidents.

“We need some kind of traffic calming measure or road furniture to slow people down.”

Councillor Ashley Evans (Lib Dem, Warley) has back the residents and says more needs to be done.

“It’s been going on for some time and I really feel it needed a concerted effort to get something done,” he said.

“There are rules and regulations and police say theycan’t have a speed camera because it would technically be entrapment.

“There’s a great deal of frustration from residents.

“I believe that a concerted, three-way, effort is needed between police, local authority and residents and we need a formal meeting set up to find solutions.”