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Action call to stop speeding motorists near Stone

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: August 23, 2014

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POLICE have been urged to step in to stop motorists speeding along a road on the edge of Stafford Borough.

Part of Stallington Road, near Fulford, has a 30mph speed limit but villagers have clocked cars travelling as fast as 80mph.

There is a Community Speedwatch team in the area but speeding cars travel too fast for them to record vehicle colours, let alone registration numbers, Fulford Parish Council heard.

Stallington Road resident Roy Morris told councillors the situation was "an accident waiting to happen". He added that Stallington Road had not been cleaned for some time.

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"We haven't seen the road sweeper around Stallington Road. The road is on the edge of the borough."

Speaking after the meeting neighbour David Emery added: "It has been going on for a long time, we have been complaining for two or three years. We clock drivers coming up the road but when they see us they are still doing 50mph in a 30 zone."

Councillor Richard Mycock said: "I would like to see the police down there on a more regular basis speed checking. I have even said they can use my drive because they had nowhere to go.

"You can see the skid marks along the road, they are all over the place."

Councillor Tony Holmes spoke of the challenges faced by the Speedwatch group in collecting data.

"They have a log to fill in but the cars are coming past them that quickly they can't make out the model, registration number or even the colour sometimes."

The council has been asked to support the installation of signs along Stallington Road informing motorists of the Speedwatch scheme.

But Councillor Mycock said: "Before you get to Stallington village there are Speedwatch signs there. It doesn't make a spot of difference.

"We had two near accidents on the corner in the past week, they are coming round there at such a speed."

Councillor Angela Noblett said: "Can I ask we give the payment for the signs? At least it will show solidarity with the people who are trying to do something."

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