FRIGHTENED Penkridge residents are calling for the speed limit to be slashed on a village road - but fear a lack of accidents could be a stumbling block.
Householders want Wolgarston Way to become a 30 miles per hour zone instead of 40, amid fears lives are at risk.
Penkridge Parish Council has backed the calls as children and cyclists regularly use the road.
They have agreed to draft a letter to Staffordshire County Council’s highways department, formally asking for the new speed limit.
They say their argument is strengthened by the fact that the speed limit on the A449, which slices through the centre of the village, has recently been cut from 40 to 30 mph.
But they also fear a lack of fatal or serious injury accidents on Wolgarston Way could work against them. There have been seven minor accidents in the last five years on the road.
Councillor John McPheat said: “We need to make sure highways understand this road is increasingly like the rest of the village. It is 30mph through the village and it took long enough to get that.”
They are concerned new developments, such as the Lyne Hill Industrial Estate, which will be transformed into homes, a care home and shops, will add to the need for a lower speed limit.
Councillor Peter Jones added: “There was an argument at one time that Wolgarston Way was a by-pass road but bikes and children are fre- quently on that road. It should be 30.”