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RISKY ROAD: Berkhamsted residents call for action on road deemed ‘accident waiting to happen’

 Published on: 28th February 2022   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Berkhamsted resident has launched a petition to ensure better safety on a road that has seen multiple crashes in recent months.

Mark Twyman, a local taxi driver, is encouraging others to support his petition to Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) calling on safety measures on the A41 after more than 10 accidents already this year.

In recent months there have been several road closures on the busy road including one incident involving six cars in January.

Mark, who drives a lot of his 60,000 miles a year on the road,  said: “It’s like a racetrack. Since lockdown I have seen more fast driving in the morning every day, people are rushing everywhere.

“There needs to be more speed signage, maybe information published about the number of accidents or average speed check cameras.”

Mike Cole, who uses the A41 to go to work, said it is an “accident waiting to happen”, especially at this time of year with the blinding sun.

He said: “It’s a road I take every day, the danger is caused by a weather anomaly, at a certain time of the year the sun comes up and it’s blinding.

“Unfortunately it’s blinding at a point when you’re going 60 to 70mph. In the last month, I’ve seen three times that there have been accidents on that road.”

Hertfordshire County Council spokesperson said: “We welcome the views of Hertfordshire residents and petitions are one way that people can get in touch. If the petition gets enough signatures, it will be considered by the appropriate council panel.”

You can sign the petition here.

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