Thousands petition for speed camera on notorious road

More than two thousand people have signed a petition calling for average speed cameras to be introduced on a B-road in Staffordshire.

It’s been started by a woman called Laura Cooper, who says her father nearly died on the road leading towards Alton Towers, while in recent years, so many others have not been as fortunate and have lost their lives or suffered life-altering severe injuries on this notorious stretch of road.

Less than two weeks ago the BBC reported the tragic death of a teenage girl in a crash on the road.

Ms Cooper’s petition states it is “time to take action and ensure the safety of travellers and local residents by installing average speed check cameras along this dangerous route.

“The B5030 (“Rocester level”) road has gained a reputation in recent years for its high accident rate, with numerous collisions occurring every year. According to local authorities, there have been over 100 accidents reported on this road in the past five years alone (source: Local Traffic Department). These accidents range from minor fender-benders to multiple catastrophic crashes resulting in fatalities.”

Read the full petition here.

(File picture – Jenoptik)


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