22nd Aug, 2019

New vehicle-activated warning signs installed in Droitwich following resident complaints

Harry Leach 12th Jun, 2019 Updated: 13th Jun, 2019

VEHICLE-activated warning signs have been installed on two Droitwich roads following complaints about speeding drivers.

People expressed concerns about a number of roads including Addyes Way, Worcester Road, Westwood Way and the Holloway.

The signs have been placed on Salwarpe Road and Primsland Way which, according to analysis carried out by the West Mercia Safer Roads Partnership, are deemed to be the worst for speeding.

Coun Richard Morris, Coun Alex Sinton and Robert Haynes from the partnership have met several times over the past few months to discuss the issue.

Coun Morris, who has offered to contribute some of his divisional fund to pay for further signs for his ward, said during the election campaign many people on the doorstep told us they felt speeding and dangerous driving was getting worse in Droitwich.

“I really do think these signs make a difference and keep people aware of the speed they’re travelling.”

Coun Hopkins added: “It means children are much safer when they cross the road and there are schools in those areas.”

Planning officers will be looking at the options for Westwood Road ahead of the next meeting.

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