Concern over road danger
FAMILIES trying to cross one of Felixstowe's busiest roads to reach a park say lack of yellow lines are making their trips even more dangerous.Recent resurfacing of Langer Road has meant all lines have been removed - encouraging people to park their cars without fear of getting a ticket.
FAMILIES trying to cross one of Felixstowe's busiest roads to reach a park say lack of yellow lines are making their trips even more dangerous.
Recent resurfacing of Langer Road has meant all lines have been removed - encouraging people to park their cars without fear of getting a ticket.
“It's absolutely appalling and very dangerous,” said Pat Loveday, of Arwela Road, Felixstowe.
“The cars come down Langer Road much faster than they used to do and it's quite frightening, and the parking of cars willy nilly in the road and on the pavements at the moment is making it very hazardous and very difficult to get across.
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“I have been taking my five grandchildren to Langer Park to play but we have to wait ages to get across the road - it is a nightmare.
“I have had two knee replacements and cannot get across that quickly and getting the children across together is not easy.
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“If the yellow lines were there the police could take action and book these drivers, but they say they cannot take any action because there are no lines.”
Mrs Loveday said there had been several near misses with children trying to cross the road to get to the park in the past few weeks since the lines were removed.
“The last thing we want to see is an accident but it is very worrying at the moment,” she added.
A spokeswoman for Suffolk County Council said the lines in Langer Road, High Road East and Undercliff Road East would be repainted in the next couple of weeks.
“We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience this has caused but we have to leave the new road surface to settle for a while before we can paint on it,” she said.
“We are talking to contractors at the moment and the lines will be back in place as soon as possible.”
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