September 25th, 2016

Bromsgrove mum fears for safety of her children when they cross a busy road

Bromsgrove mum fears for safety of her children when they cross a busy road Bromsgrove mum fears for safety of her children when they cross a busy road
Updated: 1:09 pm, May 13, 2016

A BROMSGROVE mum-of-two has said she fears for her and her children’s safety as they cross a ‘busy and dangerous’ Bromsgrove road.

Caroline Teague contacted The Standard about speeding motorists on Perryfields Road.

She said the limit was 30mph but drivers coming from Stourbridge Road went twice as fast as they used the street as a way of bypassing the town centre.

“Every morning my one-year old and three-year-old have to get into my car and unfortunately my driveway goes straight onto Perryfields Road so I cling onto them for dear life in case they make a run for it.

“I then have the challenge of trying to pull out of my driveway and have been sworn at most mornings.

“Only last week I heard a dog being run over from my garden whilst eating lunch – the noise was horrific.

“There is a nursery and a primary school on this road, surely that is a good a reason as any for people to stick to the 30mph limit that covers most of the road except the bit between the nursery and the school which 60mph which is ridiculous.”

She said the problem is made worse by overgrown hedges in the field next to her property which she said she had written to the council about but nothing had been done.

A Worcestershire County Council spokesperson said: “The 30mph speed limit on Perryfields Road is considered appropriate following a recent comprehensive Countywide review process.

“Issues of enforcement should be directed to the police.

“The school access on Perryfields Road is vehicular access for teachers and school officials.

“All children access the school from the quiet, residential streets of Sidemoor.

“There are currently no plans to alter speed limits in this area.”

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