Campaigners from a local parish council have vowed they will keep pushing for a reduction in the speed limit on a dangerous road in their area that was recently the scene of another accident. The road, which runs between Knowle Green and Ribchester in Lancashire, was the scene of an accident in early October where a pedestrian was hit by a Vauxhall Corsa. The pedestrian suffered a broken jaw and fractured her skull in the accident and had to be airlifted to a local hospital.
The section of road where the accident took place has the national speed limit in force. The man driving the car – which overturned as a result of the accident – was also taken to hospital. He was said to be suffering from cuts and bruises. Neither of the casualties was in a life-threatening condition although their injuries were fairly serious.
The road has also been the scene of a fatal collision in the past. An accident took place along the same stretch of road back in 2010. A biker lost his life when he collided with a car driven by a pensioner. The pensioner was then convicted of death by dangerous driving.
How can a reduced speed limit help cut accidents?
The drive here is to reduce the speed limit to make the road a safer place for drivers, riders and pedestrians. Lower speeds mean more time to assess corners as well as to determine whether there is time enough to cross the road. In some instances a dangerous road can be made much safer simply by slowing the traffic down. Simply being alert is not enough in some cases, since the faster you drive the less time you have to react to a change in circumstances, as is so often the case.
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Date Published: October 30, 2014
Author: David Brown