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road safety

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Petition to UK Parliament, Highways England, Wakefield Metropolitan District Council, West Yorkshire Police, WMDC Transportation and Highways, Highways Wakefield

URGENT REVIEW of Dangerous Road - Blacker Lane, Wakefield - 24 accidents in 12 months!

Blacker Lane, Netherton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire has always been a road that could be considered dangerous.  The road offers a bypass between Calder Grove and Netherton and consists of a narrow country lane with tight corners, a chicane and corners both on the brow of a hill and at the bottom of a hill. Currently the road is a National Speed limit which is far too fast given the size of the road and the very limited visibility and needs urgent review. The chicane is also very tight and only really allows for two average sized cars to pass in opposite directions and even then near misses are a frequent event, with 24 accidents being recorded in the last 12 months. After reading the article (below) I am calling for an urgent review of the safety of this road to address the issues of safety and look at what option may be available to introduce speed restrictions, speed humps, speed cameras, better visibility, re-route the chicane into a straight section of road and it is my belief that this needs to implemented as a matter of priority due to the risk it presents to motorists and their passengers. Please take a moment to SIGN and SHARE this petition and let Highways England know that one accident every two weeks is too many and the safety of the road needs urgent review. This is the article I read in the Wakefield Express earlier today: "Safety calls for notorious road" - Read more at: https://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/news/safety-calls-for-notorious-road-1-9044327 Thank you very much for your support, David. UPDATE: It has been requested that consideration is made to:- Ban lorries from using the road: "Put a 3.5T weight limit on the road and bolt a lowering stantion under the railway bridge to prevent HGV from passing under it."  - Downgrade from National Speed Limit: "I live on there and feel that it would be much safer if the speed limit was reduced drastically". - Any plans to re-route the road are sensitive to the established hedgerows: "It is valuable hedgerow with wild life, flora & fauna that would never regenerate. 30 mph speed limit yes (there will still be idiots who speed of course) and ban the lorries".Thanks for your support and please take a moment to SIGN & Share ;) UPDATE: 4th March 2018 We have received over 1500 signatures in less than 48 hours, Thank You for all your support and please keep SHARING the petition so that we can increase awareness of the danger this road causes to motorists and local residents.Also Thank you to Claire Aydogan for all her support, the Notes from the meeting held on the 26th February 2018 and other documents are now available to view on the Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlackerLaneRoadSafetyCampaign/Please keep SHARING the petition by Social Media, Facebook, Twitter, Email, however you can and let's hope that those in a position to make a change can do so, Thank you, David Flint

David Flint
2,603 supporters
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Petition to Hon. Phil Twyford MP, Hon. Julie Anne Genter MP

NZ Road Safety must include Horse Riders.

Horse riders are legal road users, but are not currently included in the national master plan for road safety "Safer Journeys".  Our legislation is well behind other nations in recognizing the importance of sharing the roads .  Our roads must be safe for all. Change current Road Legislation for horse riders, to at least match current Australian legislation, by: allow horses on shared paths. allow local authorities to create bridleways (walk-cycle-horse) on roads (they cannot under current law) Specifically allow horse riders on verges (current legislation is unclear), and if necessary for safety, on paths (as per current Australian legislation).   Ensure that Councils and Road Authorities recognise the role that verges (unformed road surfaces) play in the safety of pedestrians and horse riders in rural areas. Set specific road speed 20kph (same as passing school buses) in road rules for passing horses (not a vague 'slow down'), or at least require drivers to follow hand-signals from riders. Injuring, or killing a ridden (or driven) horse must be an offence.  Hitting a horse implies that the driver would have hit the person!  It is not currently an offence to kill a ridden (or driven) horse. Road design, and road works (implementation) MUST make rural roads safe for walkers, cyclists AND HORSE RIDERS. This means: ensuring verges are safe for walkers, or horse riders. Verges are frequently destroyed by current road design standards/building; creating drains, culverts or putting obstacles on the verge such as barriers or signs (for vehicles) that endanger those who need to use the verges for their safety. speed limits that allow pedestrians, horses, and cycles in rural communities with no paths, and no road margin, to use the road safely. All road safety plans must recognise all road users on an even footing.  Recognising that walkers, cyclists, AND HORSE RIDERS must have safe passage on our roads.  Our rural roads must be safe for ALL to use.  Please don't wait for the next horse to be killed, or rider injured.  Sign Now

NZ Horse Network
6,548 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to George Hinton, Chris Grayling, Ken Gulati, Mike Dawson,, Nick Harrison

A Safe Crossing on the A217 near the top of Burgh Wood!

The A217 near the top of Burgh Wood in Banstead needs a crossing. Hundreds of people cross dangerously every day at this point, many of which are children from the local schools because it is too far to walk, to the nearest crossing for little legs or for the elderly.  There is no other way to enter Banstead town centre for us to take our children to school safely. Driving is not an option as there is not enough parking. In fact many parents from Banstead Infants and Juniors drive to the Nork roads to park up and then cross here. The Horseshoe in Banstead near the schools have sensibly had the pavements widened for safety but now there is even less parking. We are constantly being encouraged to walk to school but this is not a safe option, yet I have crossed here each school day for the last 7 years and will continue to do so for the next 7 years until my youngest finishes at our most local Junior school. Seven years ago I wrote to the local residents association to ask if anything could be done. I was told there needed to be more fatalities before the criteria would be ticked to push for a crossing so they could not pursue my request for help. I wonder which of my 4 children the council would like to see dead before they feel a crossing is needed. I have stood in the middle of the A217 after crossing half way and heard a crash behind us to turn and see a coach having crashed into a car just where we had been standing...Isn't that close enough. This is just one of many close misses I know people have experienced here. I would like the council to please take this serious at last. There is space for a bridge or traffic lights...either of these would be amazing. Please sign this petition add your comments too.

Eva Hellings
1,155 supporters