A campaign for a zebra crossing outside Studley Green Primary School in Wiltshire has been successful due to complaints from residents about a dangerous chicane system at the school. The system was designed to slow drivers down but the local community has complained that it has been ineffective and drivers have actually been seen speeding up outside the school to get through the chicanes. Members of the Studley Green Neighbourhood group thus began campaigning for the zebra crossing which is set to make the area safer for children and parents crossing the road. The chicane system has also been removed and there are also new lights and a dropped curb outside the school.
Councillor Helen Osbourne has stated that the crossing is a vast improvement and will now help children and their parents get to school safely. The plans for the crossing went through the Community Area Transport Group after the school put together a travel plan. The campaign for the crossing lasted 15 years and Dave Nutley of Studley Green Neighbourhood Group has said that that the previous chicane system made the area more dangerous, despite the fact it was designed to slow traffic down. He also says that the new lights should help as the winter comes in and the evenings get darker. Lollipop lady Abigail Carr has also been able to start working in the area due to the zebra crossing and states that it was too dangerous when the chicane system was present.
Traffic management and accident prevention
Although this dangerous chicane system caused problems in this area, chicane systems and other traffic measures can help to slow traffic down to help make roads safer. Different traffic slowing measures may be more suitable in certain areas therefore, they may have to go through a trial period to determine how effective they are. An accident around a school area can be devastating, especially if a child is involved. If you or your child has been involved in an accident with a dangerous driver, you may be able to claim compensation for your suffering.
How to begin your claim
Accident Advice Helpline has a team of sympathetic advisors who can discuss your case with you. If you or a family member has been involved in a road accident that was someone else’s fault, we may be able to help you win a cash payout to deal with the financial repercussions and to compensate you for your injuries. Call us today on our 24-hour helpline to talk about your claim with a trusted advisor.
Date Published: November 11, 2014
Author: David Brown