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County pledges action after Powick traffic incident

7th July 2020

Worcestershire council has agreed to add extra traffic calming measures to a busy road following a traffic incident in Powick.

Experts have carried out a review after West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin raised her concerns following the incident, where a young girl was injured.

The county council has agreed to improve road markings to encourage drivers to slow down when driving through Powick.

Harriett has raised her concerns about higher speeding problems as lockdown is released and urged more speed checks across the county road network. Several rural villages have asked for Harriett to intervene with fewer cars on the roads and reports of reckless driving.

Harriett commented: “I was contacted by a constituent who was concerned about speeding vehicles through Powick and I am pleased that Worcestershire County Council has acted swiftly to review this matter.

“This is a busy main road and with a primary school close by, there are clearly enhanced risks at peak periods.

“I hope that the measures that the council is looking to introduce will help motorists to slow down and offer some reassurance to the villagers as well.

“I’ve also asked the police and Safer Roads Partnership to act to identify areas where there is more speeding and I have been reassured that more spot checks are being carried out.

“As traffic conditions return to normal, I am concerned that some people are ignoring speed limits and I urge drivers to consider other road users and moderate their behaviour.”

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