Improvements coming to dangerous road
A NEW road safety scheme has been agreed to improve an area of road where a pensioner was killed.Several new measures are about to be put in place to make Belmont Road and adjoining roads safer.
A NEW road safety scheme has been agreed to improve an area of road where a pensioner was killed.
Several new measures are about to be put in place to make Belmont Road and adjoining roads safer.
Pensioner Lucy Davies died last December, less than a week after being involved in a two car smash on Belmont Road at the junction of Bowland Drive.
Following the accident David Kocurek whose car was involved in a collision with the one Lucy was travelling in was fined £300 after admitting driving without due care and attention.
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He had miscalculated his right turn and had ploughed into the side of the car.
Now a new safety scheme will see seven pedestrian refuges, which will help keep speed down as well as helping people trying to cross the road.
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Jock Davies, Mrs Davies' son, welcomed the changes.
He said: "I agree with anything to make people more aware of what can happen."
Other measures will include bend improvements such as anti-skid surfacing on the bend near to Bowland Drive and Quilter Drive.
There will also be parking restrictions, better advanced signings, improved street lighting and tree trimming.
Also a trial will be carried out with vehicle speed activated hazard warning signs on both directions to the Bowlands Drive bend with an advisory 20mph limit.
Proposals for the changes were drafted out earlier this year, but at a public meeting held in May it was felt that the improvements did not go far enough.