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SERIOUS CRASHES: Pinner residents worry after three major accidents on road this year

 Published on: 8th April 2021   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

Residents of Royston Park Road in Pinner are calling for speeding restrictions following three serious crashes on the road within the space of three months.

Sara Rigby, who lives on the road, told PinnerNews it is being used as a “racetrack” for cars cutting through from Watford and Bushey and that she is worried that vehicles excessively speeding will result in someone being killed.

Residents are calling on the council to resolve the situation by implementing speed bumps or restricted access from Oxhey Lane.

Sara has contacted David Simmonds MP and local councillors John Hinkley, Jean Lammiman and Susan Hall to draw attention to the matter.

In her letter to David Simmonds MP, Sara said: “This residential road has become a hazard and urgent action needs to be taken.

“It is only a question of time that a death will occur as all cases have resulted in cars being written off and swerving out of control and in two cases ended up in someone’s front garden.  

“A petition has been sent to the local council but please would you give your support to ensure that something is done urgently before we have to report a child has been killed.”

A petition created by Royston Park Road residents gathered 153 signatures with 65 out of 72 houses calling on the council to take action on the dangerous speeding.

At a Harrow Council Traffic and Road Safety Advisory Meeting in March, the panel agreed to allocate funds from the Transport for London Local Transport Fund, to introduce a speed reduction scheme on Royston Park Road.

The reduction measures were put forward as part of the Vision Zero for London initiative, which aims to eradicate deaths and serious injuries across the city. The proposed speed reduction measures are estimated to cost around £20,000.

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