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SLOW DOWN: Petition calls for action on increasing number of speeding vehicles in Pinner

 Published on: 10th August 2022   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Pinner residents have kickstarted a petition which hopes to combat speeding in the village over growing concerns that someone could be injured.

The petition set up by resident Les Conway is calling for support in tackling speeding and noisy vehicles driving up Whittington Way.

This follows increasing concerns over the number of cars, and particularly motor bikes speeding down Whittington Way at unsociable hours.

Les detailed the reasons behind setting up the petition on the online page, which so far has almost 100 signatures.

He said: “There’s an increasing issue of cars and particularly motor bikes speeding and running extremely noisy engines up and down Whittington Way, and at unsociable hours.

“This needs addressing urgently from the obvious safety issue, along with the excessive and horrendous noise pollution.

“If we don’t get this resolved swiftly, it’s only a matter of time before something very nasty occurs.”

One resident who signed the petition wrote: “The speed and noise of some motorbikes is extreme, plus some do wheelies which is very dangerous. Also some cars treat Whittington Way as a speed track. There are an increasing number of accidents at the junction of St Michael’s Crescent.

Another wrote: “The rat run goes all the way through Lyncroft Avenue to Eastcote Road. Any safety and noise improvements should consider both roads. The speed and noise of cars during the night and the day too can be unbearable.”

A spokesperson for Harrow Council said: “Speed cameras were a police responsibility and requests should be made through the London Safety Camera Partnership. Once the petition is formally submitted to the Council, officers will undertake site investigations to identify potential safety schemes. This work will not include the request for a speed camera.”

To sign the petition, head to www.change.org/p/whittington-way-speeding-and-noise-issue

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