Speeding drivers must be tackled on Royston road to prevent deaths

The vehicle ended up on its roof.

The vehicle ended up on its roof. - Credit: Archant

People living in one Royston road are demanding that the county council and police do something to tackle speeding drivers in their street.

Several people who live in Barkway Road have joined together to try to persuade the authorities to install speed safety measures along the street.

This comes after two crashes in the road within a year. The most recent of these was two weeks ago and left a red Kia Cee’d hatchback on its roof and damaged two parked cars. The male driver, in his 20s, received a minor head injury and was treated by ambulance staff at the scene.

Robin Coakley lives in the street and was there are the time. He said: “It was a miracle that there wasn’t a significant injury or fatality.”

Robin revealed an almost identical crash happened in the same part of the road seven months ago and believes that they will continue to happen unless something is done.


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“I am seeking to have some form of speed safety measure imposed on the road, as it is a disaster waiting to happen,” he said. “You only have to look at the crashes in other towns to see how bad this one actually could have been. I’m in the process of speaking to the county council, police and Highways Agency but we feel that they’re not taking the issue seriously enough.”

A spokesman for Herts police said anyone with concerns about speeding on the road should contact the Royston Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.

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A Herts County Council spokesman said: “If residents have concerns about speeding we would advise them to discuss these with the police and with their local county councillor.”

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