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Spalding's Pinchbeck Road is an 'accident waiting to happen'

Speeding problems in Pinchbeck Road in Spalding have been raised as an ‘accident waiting to happen’.

Spalding and Peterborough Transport Forum members said that cars regularly break the 30mph limit - and are often seen overtaking.

At Saturday’s meeting, Stuart Blessett said: “We can’t believe the speed that the motorists go down here. In terms of a built up area I have never seen speeding like it.”

Pinchbeck Road, Spalding (47571826)
Pinchbeck Road, Spalding (47571826)

Ben Sear said visiting speed cameras have missed the worst of the problem.

He said: “They’re never there at six or seven in the morning - or six or seven at night when the really crazy stuff happens.”

Forum chairman George Scott said: “We are just waiting for an accident to happen - we must do something about speeding.”

Val Gemmell explained how people in Fleet had been able to get the evidence together to reduce speed limits.

Sir John Hayes said the answer could come from a mix of speed reductions and changes to road layouts and markings, which can change driver behaviour - and urged the forum to look at the evidence from the likes of Weston and Sutton St James.

He said: “We do know that there have been successes - we have got to look at how those successes occurred, where they occurred and see what can be replicated.”

The forum also agreed to look at the possibility of putting a yellow box in at the junction of West Elloe Avenue and Pinchbeck Road to deter drivers from blocking it up.

The forum will also look at ways to join up the cycling route from Spalding to Pinchbeck - and will explore Pedals’ vision for better cycling.

It will also look into the footpath alongside Cowbit Road which has been closed for a long while.

Last year county council bosses say they could not justify spending £250,000 repairing it.

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