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Motorists urged to slow down after cat killed in Croxley

 Published on: 27th February 2019   |   By: Court Reporter   |   Category: Uncategorized

Residents of a busy street in Croxley Green have urged drivers to slow down after a cat was hit and later passed away.

A passionate request for drivers to take more caution on New Road was made by Nichole Davis after her cat, Steve, was hit by a car on the road near to the village green before the driver sped off.

Although neighbours alerted Nichole to Steve’s condition, he later lost his battle after being taken to the vets. 

Nichole took to Facebook to express her concerns.

She said: “Can I politely request drivers slow down whilst cutting through New Road in Croxley Green.

“It’s a residential area and next time it could be someone’s child. If you can’t consider other people’s lives and happiness, please consider your own and the damage killing another human could do to yours.”

Nichole’s plea for drivers to slow down was supported by others on Facebook, with Sally Macwhirter saying: “I think in general people should slow down on Croxley roads whatever the speed limit.  

“You don’t have to drive at the speed limit. Our roads are narrow with parked cars, and lots of pedestrians including school children. Just slow down people.”

While former parish councillor, Dudley Edmunds, explained that more can be done to tackle speeding, although volunteers may be needed.

He said: “The speed of traffic in New Road is quite a concern and I would very much like to see if the police can find a suitable stretch to use a speed gun. 

“It is unfortunate that the initiative on training volunteers to use a speed gun got very, very little response (when I was on the council). Perhaps it is an initiative worth resurrecting via the Croxley Green Residents Association.”

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