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ROAD SAFETY: Mum shares fears over ‘ridiculous’ number of traffic incidents on Northwood road

 Published on: 25th June 2024   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Northwood mum says the number of traffic incidents that have taken place on her street over the past 18 months is “ridiculous”.

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, first moved to Joel Street a year-and-a-half ago.

Speaking to Northwood & Ruislip News, she said: “The amount of road traffic incidents I have seen in that time versus anywhere else I have lived is ridiculous! I fear for mine and my family’s safety.”

She added that she had recently raised the problem with Hillingdon Council, but said they told her that it was more of an issue for Transport for London (TfL) and the local police.

This is not the first time a resident has raised concerns. Back in June 2022, Simon Paul stated that some cars are driven up to 60mph down the street, with another saying that the situation was “an accident waiting to happen”.

A spokesperson for Hillingdon Council said: “We are committed to creating safe and strong communities and as such are always concerned to hear reports of road traffic collisions (RTCs).

“In recent years, we have invested heavily in improvements to Joel Street, including better lighting on the zebra crossing.

“In an email to this resident, it was explained that RTCs are primarily investigated by the Met Police, working alongside the council. It was also explained that installation of speed cameras is managed by Transport for London alongside the Met Police, and that measures such as these are only introduced when the data for deaths or injuries resulting from collisions in a specific road indicated a clear need.

“We welcome residents raising concerns and take them very seriously. In this instance, the resident was told we would pass her comments on to the local police Safer Neighbourhood Team and she was further advised the most effective way to campaign for action would be to organise a petition.”

The Met Police have been contacted for comment.

TfL declined to comment.

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