Villagers complain of “frightening” speeds

A four-week survey of traffic speeds into a village in Lancashire has found that cars have been driven at 100mph in a 30 limit.

The Lancashire Post has seen data captured on the main route into Whittingham earlier this summer which showed a hundred vehicles were travelling at motorway speeds and six were doing more than a hundred. Speeding in villages with no enforcement technology is a common problem across the country.

The paper says nine out of ten vehicle movements were breaking the speed limit along the 30mph stretch of Whittingham Lane heading towards the village and Goosnargh beyond it – four out of ten of them by at least 10mph.

The statistics have led to calls from the parish council for a permanent speed camera to be installed.

(Picture – Google Streetview)

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