Villagers and farming businesses in Moulton Seas End have come to a unique agreement aimed at preventing a fatal road accident within their community.
Four businesses, Jack Buck Farms, Lincolnshire Field Products, Naylors Farms and Oldershaws of Moulton, introduced a voluntary speed limit of 24mph for tractors and other HGVs going through Moulton Seas End from last Tuesday.
Several people have campaigned for vehicles to slow down in the village because of the lack of a footpath along the B1357 Common Road, used as a shortcut to avoid the A151 and A17.
One of the campaigners, Dawn Adams of Moulton Seas End, said: “After three accidents in less than two years at the same spot near my house, the issues of speeding needed to be addressed.
“Clearly any reduction in speed from large vehicles is welcome and it’s good that the local farmers have agreed a self-imposed scheme.”
Julian Perowne, director of Jack Buck Farms, said: “Ourselves and other prominent farmers have got together in response to residents’ concerns and it’s hoped that a speed reduction from 30mph to 24mph will make a significant difference.
“With the new playing field in Moulton Seas End, a lot of children are now using it and it’s up to us as business owners to manage our staff to address issues of speed.”
Paul Langford, farm manager at Lincolnshire Field Products, said: “Being part of the farming community that uses the village, we were happy to part of the speed limit scheme.”