Keep us all SAFE: Urgent safety improvements for A361 - Knowle, Heddon Mill & Nethercott

Keep us all SAFE: Urgent safety improvements for A361 - Knowle, Heddon Mill & Nethercott

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Rachel Shaw started this petition to devon county council

Local residents are constantly in fear due to the numerous incidents of speeding, overtaking and dangerous driving through Knowle and the entire stretch between Corilhead and Heddon Mill.  The Knowle Community Speedwatch team have been active since 2016 but this has not had lasting impact on driving behaviour.  

“As part of the speed watch team we witness some very dangerous driving. It’s quiet shocking. Some slow down when they see us and drive carefully & others speed up!" LT
 
“Living in Nethercott feels like a lottery every time I pull out of that junction as it’s impossible to judge if someone is going to come flying around the bend. Too many fatal accidents but not enough for the council to take note” JJ
“I feel your pain, as does everyone coming from forest school there. It's an awfully scary junction.” RJ
 
“I live up the road from here, where the speed changes to 60. People drive like idiots through this stretch; making it so dangerous to pull out our drive or walk along the footpath with our buggy. Applied for speed change but refused as apparently 60 is appropriate!" LM

Use of the bust stop at Stoney Bridge is extremely hazardous as it is almost entirely obscured.  Overtaking is permitted along the full stretch between Knowle and Heddon Mill although the visibility is very poor.  There have been many horrific incidents on this stretch and many, many more near misses.  How many people need to lose their lives before action is taken?!
We are a wonderful and diverse community of all ages and we deserve to feel safe and supported by our local Government.  

Please sign this petition to express you concerns and request safety measures are put in place as a matter of urgency. 
These are inexpensive measures that are in place in nearby villages e.g. Croyde

  1. Designated crossings
  2. Rumble strips
  3. Improved signage
  4. Solid white lines
  5. Reduced speed limits
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