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How dangerous must a route be?
10:55am Monday 18th March 2013 in Opinion
Who knows how dangerous a road is? Probably the people who use it every day and live near it.
So we welcome the Highways Agency’s u-turn on the A31.
Just three weeks ago they announced the busy commuter route was not sufficiently dangerous to warrant a reduction in the speed limit.
And more than 1,000 people had signed a petition calling for this measure and other safety features.
Now the Highways Agency say they will review the speed limit.
The death of 16-year-old Jade Clark just days after the Highways Agency made their initial announcement may have sparked the change of heart.
Let’s hope the Highways Agency can see that as the Spur Road has a 50mph limit it would just be an extension of that.