Signage to highlight HGV traffic coming in & out of Maltby Colliery on A631 Tickhill Rd

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On 7th March 2018, my husband James Sullivan was killed on his motorcycle when a Hargreaves lorry had pulled into his path when exiting the Maltby Colliery Site exit on the A631 Tickhill Road, Rotherham.

He was 31. We had been married for just 6 months. 

James was not speeding.

At the time of James' death, this road was a 60mph road and has since been reduced to 50mph. We do not feel this is enough! 

There is just ONE sign indicating that the entrance is there. There are absolutely NO signs to indicate that there are LARGE vehicles entering and exiting the entrance. When these vehicles pull into or out of the site entrance, they take up both lanes to make any manoeuvers and the position of the site entrance on the road means there is also reduced visibility. 

All we ask is that the council and Hargreaves Land put something more effective in place that makes motorists aware of these large vehicles and that there is a works entrance, and not just signpost it as a 'junction' as it is currently. We also feel a further reduction in the speed limit is also necessary. 

This road is notorious locally for the number of accidents that happen on it.

We don't want another family to go through what we are going through right now.

 

What is the price of a person's life?


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