16 December 2021
A46 Speed Limit Considered After MPs’ Intervention

West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has welcomed news that speed limits are being reviewed along a section of the busy A46 after a series of serious accidents.

National Highways has confirmed that it is working with local police who are investigating two fatal accidents at Hinton Cross and are looking at implementing extra speed restrictions along the main road.

Harriett met with campaigners last week to visit the busy road and urged them to share local knowledge of the road, where communities are forced to turn onto a busy road which is used by fast-moving traffic.

And Harriett joined MPs Nigel Huddleston and Laurence Robertson writing to National Highways to share their concerns about the road.

Harriett said:

“I welcome this positive response from National Highways, who ultimately are responsible for this road and therefore the safety of my constituents.

“I support the consideration of speed limits, but this must come with enforcement to make sure drivers adhere to the rules.

“Anyone who uses this road knows that it is busy, and there is a long-term plan to improve the whole stretch of the A46, but until that plan is developed, road safety must be the top priority.

“I understand that National Highways is now waiting for the result of the formal police investigations, but this is something that I plan to keep a close eye on in the New Year.”