commented on Campaigning
2018-03-15 06:49:21 +0000
Last night I had to pick up the dead dismembered body of my lovely cat and furry companion from my road.
My kids and I cried ourselves to sleep.
Back in August my son’s friend got run over and it was a hit and run. I started a campaign to implement traffic calming measures for our road, contacted our Couincillor, after e series of email exchanges I got told that the council had visited the road and assessed that it was not eligible for any calming measures as there hasn’t been enough ( human ) deaths or incidents .
Pets are fatalities are not considered in their statistics.
At no point we have seen any officers visiting and now that my cat has died I have emailed my councillor requesting a review.
My councillor David Livett sent me a response which explains that 20mph limit cannot be implemented on the bases that studies have been conducted with the results showing that it causes more accidents.
I want to actively campin for making my road safe and would appreciate some advice.