Make Southbury road safer, 20mph Speed by George Spicer School, speed camera put in place.
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There is deep concern regarding the increasing number of road traffic accidents on the stretch of Southbury Rd running West from the A10 towards Enfield Town.
In recent times they have become more frequent; when the road is not congested drivers tend to accelerate ignoring speed restrictions. Especially worrying is the Pelican crossing outside George Spicer school. Cars often accelerate through an amber light to avoid having to stop. This is incredibly dangerous as lots of school children are using this crossing everyday to get to school.
As a resident who has lived on Southbury road for many years, we have unfortunately witnessed some horrific and fatal accidents. We are constantly aware of cars & motor cycles speeding down this road every single day & night.
On Sunday 2nd April myself, my husband and our 2 young children were in a stationary car , facing the A10 outside our house which is just past the crossing and opposite George Spicer school. The children had taken off their seat belts and we're getting out of the car. My Husband had got out of the car and was about to unload the boot when a car coming up the road hit our car with such force that our car was shunted backwards crushing my husbands right leg between it and the parked car behind. The other car tumbled and landed on it’s side. The force caused the driver’s door to hit my son in the face causing severe swelling and bruising. Myself and our daughter received minor bruises. My Husband was rushed by blue light ambulance to The Royal London Hospital.
We have been severely traumatised by this event, not only physically, but psychologically as well. Our only consolation is that it could have been a lot worse! Can I stress this was the third accident in a week on the same stretch of road, and the road had to be closed twice.
My aim for this petition is for more robust speed restrictions to be put in place on this extremely dangerous stretch of road, especially outside George Spicer school. A 20mph speed restriction with cameras that flash telling you to slow down, and a speed hump running either side, and through the crossing would be a start, and would cost relatively little compared to the damage caused to people’s lives, through injury, and in some cases death!
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