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Call for measures to curb speeding on busy Cutnall Green road

Droitwich Editorial 12th Feb, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

A CUTNALL Green man has called for safety measures to be implemented in a bid to curb speeding on a ‘dangerous road’.

Resident Darren Pemberton claimed drivers would reach speeds of up to 70mph down the A442 which goes through the centre of the village.

Upon approaching Cutnall Green the road has a 50mph limit but it drops to 40mph when you reach the village.

Mr Pemberton said there was no way even half the cars kept to the speed limit on the road, the main route between Droitwich and Kidderminster.

He added a number of residents shared his concerns.

And he said, while the police had decided to do a speed check, they had done it on a Sunday afternoon when the road was at it quietest.

Mr Pemberton said a lot of transport companies and big HGV lorries used the road, the main route back to the M5, because of the nearby industrial site.

He added: “I have spoken to numerous police officers going past.

“My concern is there will have to be a fatality before anyone does anything but in my eyes by the time that happened it is already too late, we have lost a life.”

A police spokesperson said there had been four accidents in the village since 2012 and only one had resulted in serious injuries.

She also added only one of them was down to inappropriate or excessive speeding.

And, the results from the last traffic survey in 2013 showed the speed and other conditions on the road did not meet the requirements for their enforcement.

“The Safer Roads Partnership (SRP) operates the speed enforcement team for Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police.

“If individuals are concerned about speeding in their local area they can raise this concern with their local policing team or their parish council.

“If there is a collective concern then the police or parish council can then raise this with SRP for us to look at monitoring the data and looking at the site.

“Currently this site has not been raised with us and we have not collected any recent data.”

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