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No prospect of traffic-calming measures for Carlton road says council

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A local council says it has no plans to install traffic-calming measures in a Carlton road despite residents claiming it’s an accident black spot because of speeding.

Nottinghamshire County Council said only “three reported injury accidents” had taken place in the past three years and it doesn’t warrant them spending some of their limited budget on traffic-calming measures in Prospect Road.

Fresh calls for action were made by residents yesterday after a car left the road and ended up on a driveway.

People living in the street told Gedling Eye that accidents are happening on an almost monthly basis and they feared that soon someone could be killed.

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Maxine Payne, who lives on Prospect Road, said: “It’s a nightmare. People speed up this road and there are accidents all the time. Someone is going to get killed. What If someone had been walking around that corner tonight?

But council chiefs today said that motorists need to be responsible for sticking to speed limits.

Paula Johnson, senior highways liaison officer for Nottingham County Council, told Gedling Eye: “While the County Council shares residents’ concerns with regard to speeding traffic, the speed limit is not a target and it is down to motorists to drive at a reasonable speed according to the road and surrounding conditions,


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“If speeding or dangerous driving behaviour is being witnessed on a regular basis then the police have the powers to act.

“We have examined the recent accident data for Prospect Road and can confirm that there have been just three reported injury accidents, all of a slight nature, in the last three years and none of which involved vulnerable road users such as pedestrians or cyclists.

“Given this record, this is not a site which would currently attract remedial treatment from our limited budgets.

She added: Physical traffic calming measures are reserved for those sites where there is a high incidence of serious or fatal injury accidents occurring as they are very costly and also can have disadvantages in terms of emergency response times.”

Should traffic calming measures be installed on Prospect Road or would the money be better spent elsewhere? Have your say using the comments section below.

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  1. I don’t think they should spend the money here if only been 3 accidents. Much more dangerous roads in Gedling. I’d rather they use the money to sort out the potholes as they are dangerous

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