RESIDENTS calling for major safety measures at an accident blackspot in Stafford are urging people disappointed with a new 30mph speed limit to join their campaign group.
Householders have been campaigning for improvements at Brocton Crossroads for three years.
There have been numerous accidents, including one which claimed the life of biker Geoffrey Kevin Jones in May 2010.
Staffordshire County Council announced last year it would install a speed-reducing buffer zone on the A34 approach to the junction and monitor the situation.
The speed limit has been reduced 30mph with a 40mph stretch leading up to it to slow traffic down.
Brocton Parish Council backed the moves but members of Make Brocton Crossroads Safer want traffic lights, road widening, pedestrian refuges, a cut in the speed limit, a roundabout and extra lanes.
They were told by county councillor Len Bloomer last year that it would be too expensive to rebuild the junction but the buffer zone would deliver the safety benefits.
Kate Young, from the group, said: “We as a campaign group welcome the reduction in the speed limit and the obvious reduced risk of serious injury or death should an accident occur.
"This buffer zone, however, does not address the problem of the difficulties experienced when trying to negotiate the junction from Teddesley Road and Sawpit Lane.”
She has urged people to support the group’s campaign on social networking site Facebook, where there is a page, called Make Brocton Crossroads Safer.
She added: “We will continue to campaign for realistic measures to be put in place.
"The reduction in speed limit paves the way for a mini roundabout like the one by the not very “major” junctions on the A518 by the Barley Mow and where Tilcon Avenue meets Baswich Lane.”