‘Cut speed limit’

Pictured second from left is Coun Allan Bailey with members of the Clowne Countryside Access Group  (w110621-1a)
Pictured second from left is Coun Allan Bailey with members of the Clowne Countryside Access Group (w110621-1a)
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ROAD safety campaigners are renewing calls for the speed limit to be reduced on a “dangerous” stretch of the A616 before someone is seriously hurt or even killed.

The Clowne Countryside Access Group say changes must be made to one-mile stretch between Clowne and Creswell, including installing new speed cameras.

Group spokesman Joyce Betts, pictured second right with other members, said they want to see efforts from motorists, police and Highways officials to bring back more “respect on the roads”.

“We never ever see any sort of policing on it and people take their lives in their hands when driving on it. To cycle on it is absolutely suicidal,” she said.

“I would like to see the police to make more effort in travelling along this road to help bring the traffic along here under control.”

A Derbyshire County Council spokesman, also speaking on behalf of Derbyshire Police, said: “We have recently conducted a review and found that current speed limits are appropriate.”

“We will, of course, continue to work alongside police to monitor safety on the A616.”