An Ipswich woman has spoken of her delight after a 'slow' sign was painted on a busy Ipswich town centre road following years of campaigning.

Linda Ward had been calling for more traffic safety measures near Majors Corner, in St Margarets Street, due to fears over potential crashes.

She believes motorists have a tendency to drive too quickly through the one-way system and has witnessed a number of accidents and near-misses over the last few years.

Ipswich Star: The sign at Majors Corner in Ipswich town centreThe sign at Majors Corner in Ipswich town centre (Image: Charlotte Bond)

But Ms Ward is now delighted to see a giant 'slow' painted on the road at the busy junction, which also leads to Woodbridge Road around the former Odeon cinema.

Ms Ward said she almost couldn't believe the sign had been painted when she walked past it recently and is hopeful that it will make drivers think twice before speeding through town.

She said: "It has taken more than two years to get this sorted. I have always said that someone would be seriously injured if something wasn't done about it.

"I have noticed a lot of people tearing up the road in their cars. I once saw a boy had to jump out of the way of a car.

Ipswich Star: The sign is aimed at warning driversThe sign is aimed at warning drivers (Image: Charlotte Bond)

"All of these near accidents have been doing my head in.

"Traffic is a major problem in Ipswich. I've seen people drive through red lights in the town centre.

"It's just a matter of time before someone is killed. I feel Ipswich is massively overcrowded and there's a risk of accidents.

Ipswich Star: Ms Ward near the junctionMs Ward near the junction (Image: Charlotte Bond)

"I'm very pleased that this is sorted. When I walked past the sign last week, I thought to myself 'how has this happened?'

"It would be great to see how many people are slowing down because of it. I do hope people take notice."