Couple call for speed restrictions on Letchworth road

Jon and Sally Dawson watch the traffic on Norton Way North in Letchworth

Jon and Sally Dawson watch the traffic on Norton Way North in Letchworth - Credit: Archant

A couple has launched a petition amid concerns that a road is becoming increasingly dangerous.

Letchworth GC resident Sally Dawson and her husband Jon have called for the introduction of visible 30mph signs, use of flashing 30mph signs, use of speed platforms or use of speed humps on Norton Way North.

Mrs Dawson said: “The speed limit is 30mph but we know this is regularly exceeded. People forget it is a residential road as it is quite straight and quite wide. Action needs to be taken to reduce the traffic speed and remind drivers of the 30mph. I don’t think we can reduce the speed limit but anything that would bring awareness to drivers would help.

“We have a lot of kids and elderly people in this area. There are no signs of any kind accept one with rather faded wording, but nothing that anyone would notice.

“The Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation is also proposing a development north of the Grange. If the development is given the go-ahead it will also have an impact of traffic in Norton Way North making it busier still.”

The couple presented their case at the Letchworth Area Committee meeting earlier this month.

To view the petition visit https://consult.hertsdirect.org/petitions/petition?petition_id=142741